Page 1

TODAY’S BRIDE S A N F R A N C I S C O B AY A R E A

REAL WEDDINGS

to INSPIRE

Beautiful GOWNS over250 and VENUES

LOCAL SERVICES

28

decor

PAGES OF

TABLEICIOUS WEDDING

$5.95 JANUARY 1 TO MARCH 31


create the wedding of your dreams.

Wine & Roses features several unique wedding venues that provide the setting for a small intimate ceremony or a large reception accommodating up to 350 guests. We offer award-winning creative cuisine, exceptional service, luxurious hotel rooms & suites, full service resort spa with preparatory and bridal services & unique gifts, and a private bride’s changing room. The Garden Ballroom is a breathtaking setting with an open beam ceiling, fireplace, beverage bar, and its own private garden of white birch trees. The Cellar Room features tall ceilings, a stone fireplace and large french doors that open to a private patio and gardens. Our outdoor settings provide plenty of room for seating surrounded by botanical gardens and deodar trees.

C O N TA C T 2 0 9 . 3 7 1 . 6 1 1 7 O R E M A I L sales@winerose.com W I N E & R O S E S • 2 5 0 5 W. T U R N E R R O A D , L O D I , C A L I F O R N I A 9 5 2 4 2

winerose.com R E S TA U R A N T AT W I N E & R O S E S


CONTENTS

venues

13

style + design

reception venues

ALL THAT GLITTERS IS GOLD

14

90

GARDEN ELEGANCE

18 PENINSULA

92

FLORAL EUPHORIA

29

SILICON VALLEY

94

VINTAGE GLAMOUR

34

EAST BAY / TRI-VALLEY

96

DUTCH MASTERS INSPIRED

41

DESTINATION WEDDING VENUES

98

LADY OF THE LAKE

100

BRIDAL BOTANICAL

planning features

102

BEACH BLISS

68

104

REFINED FARM TO TABLE

114

CAPTURED :: PHOTOS + VIDEO

106

DESERT INDUSTRIAL

132

FINDING THE PERFECT GOWN

108

URBAN GARDEN

110

CHAMPAGNE SOIREE~BRIDAL SHOWER

industry pulse

112

KATE SPADE INSPIRED~BRIDAL SHOWER

176

WEDDING INDUSTRY 2015 HIGHLIGHTS

186

ASSOCIATION INDEX

88

2

88

CONTENTS

SAN FRANCISCO

10 STEPS TO A MAGNIFICENT RECEPTION

BRET COLE [LEFT ] + JENNIFER SKOG [RIGHT]

inspiration


real weddings

148

CARLIE STATSKY [LEFT + RIGHT]

planning

68

planning resources

real weddings

71

EVENT PLANNERS

150

ASHLEY BOYLE + JON HOLT

73

CATERING + CAKES

152

CATHERINE HALL + ERIK SHEPNER

76

RENTALS + LINENS

154

KELLY FABELLA + ADAM GOLDSTEIN

79 ENTERTAINMENT

156

TOM BURKE + AXEL BRUNGER

84 FLOWERS

158

SUMEET SINGH + NEIL TAN

114 PHOTOGRAPHY

160

ELAINE BROGNA + MATT CAVALIER

132

GOWNS + BEAUTY

162

CARLEE WESTON + MITCHELL ETHRIDGE

145

BRIDAL EVENT CALENDAR

164

DANA ROYTENBERG + MILO KRASTEV

188

THE BUDGET MANAGER

166

LISA MARIE GONZALES + RANJEET SINGH

168

JORDAN SCHER + DAVID MERKOW

170

KELLY FITZJARRELL + TONY GUNTERMANN

172

MEGHA PAREKH + SEBASTIAN NEELAMKAVIL

174

ROZA KHADEMI + EMAN ELMI

fashion 6

FLOWER POWER

64

A CULTURE OF LOVE

124

ROMANTIC GLAMOUR

T O D AY S B R I D E

sf. C O M

3


TODAY’S BRIDE S A N F R A N C I S C O B AY A R E A

PUBLISHER | EDITOR-IN-CHIEF CRISTINE THOMAS GRAPHIC DESIGNER JENELLE CAMPBELL STYLE + DESIGN DIRECTORS JONATHAN + LINNAE ASIEL CONTRIBUTORS JOANIE CESANO HEATHER GUBICS TAYLOR NGUYEN CRISTINE THOMAS REQUEST FOR COPIES 650.425.7844 MAGAZINES@TODAYSBRIDESF.COM ADVERTISING INQUIRIES

CLANE GESSEL

650.425.7794 SALES@TODAYSBRIDESF.COM

SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED FOR REAL WEDDINGS | EDITORIAL | BLOG

ACCOUNTING KARRI TANNER ACCOUNTING@TODAYSBRIDE.NET MAILING ADDRESS TODAY’S BRIDE P.O. BOX 229 BURLINGAME, CA 94010

The four seasonal 2016 issues have different covers but contain the same content. Copyright © 2016 National Bridal Publications. All rights reserved. Printed in USA. Reproduction of any part of this publication without the written consent of National Bridal Publications is strictly prohibited.

4

S TA F F


ABOUT THE COVER

WINTER

PHOTOGRAPHER MODERN LOVE MAKEUP ASAL BEAUTY HAIR AMY CARTER HAIR GOWN JINWANG PAGES 124-131

SUMMER

PHOTOGRAPHER CANTRELL PORTRAIT DESIGN STYLIST JEANIE WALSH/BOUND TO FASHION MAKEUP MAKEUP IN MOTION GOWN KINSLEY JAMES PAGES 6-11

SPRING

PHOTOGRAPHER CATHERINE HALL STUDIOS SET/STYLISTS/FLOWERS ASIEL DESIGN + TULIO FLORES HAIR + MAKEUP PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP ARTISTRY GOWN KINSLEY JAMES PAGES 64-67

FALL

PHOTOGRAPHER MODERN LOVE MAKEUP ASAL BEAUTY HAIR AMY CARTER HAIR GOWN JINWANG PAGES 124-131

T O D AY S B R I D E

sf. C O M

5


flower

POWER


P H O T O G R A P H E R C A N T R E L L P O RT R A I T D E S I G N P G . 1 2 1 S T Y L I S T + P R O D U C T I O N A S S I S TA N T J E A N I E WA L S H / B O U N D T O FA S H I O N G O W N S K I N S L E Y J A M E S P G . 1 3 9 PA P E R F L O W E R S S PA C E . 1 0 4 P G . 7 3 L O C AT I O N C A N T R E L L D E S I G N S T U D I O AT T H E B E N I C I A ARSENAL MAKEUP MAKEUP IN MOTION PG.142 MODEL ALETHEA SMITH T O D AY S B R I D E

sf. C O M

7


M O D E L B R I T TA N Y D AW N M A K E U P C H R I S T O P H E R B U S T O S P. 1 4 2 H A I R P H O E N I X S A L O N + D AY S PA P. 1 4 3

T O D AY S B R I D E

sf. C O M

9


M O D E L K AY L A C O L E M A N M A K E U P M A K E U P I N M O T I O N P. 1 4 2 H A I R L O R I L O P E Z P. 1 4 2


TODAYSBRIDEsf.com

YOUR DAY DONE YOUR WAY

TODAY’S BRIDE S A N F R A N C I S C O B AY A R E A

REAL WEDDINGS

to INSPIRE

over250 and VENUES

LOCAL SERVICES

28

TODAY’S BRIDE decor Beautiful GOWNS PAGES OF

TABLEICIOUS WEDDING

YOUR DAY DONE YOUR WAY

S A N F R A N C I S C O B AY A R E A

REAL

toWEDDINGS INSPIRE

Beautiful GOWNS over250 and

$5.95 DI SP L AY U N T I L DECEMBER 1

EVENT DESIGN | EVENT RENTALS | CUSTOM FABRICATION | PRINTING SOLUTIONS BLUEPRINTSTUDIOS.COM

|

N. CALIFORNIA 415.922.9004

|

S. CALIFORNIA 855.922.9004

VENUES

LOCAL SERVICES

28

decor

PAGES OF

TABLEICIOUS WEDDING

VENUES LOCAL SERVICES WEDDING FAIRS STYLE + DESIGN BLOG GOWN TRUNK SHOWS REAL WEDDINGS BLOG DESTINATION WEDDINGS $5.95 JANUARY 1 TO MARCH 31

EVENT DESIGN | EVENT RENTALS | CUSTOM FABRICATION | PRINTING SOLUTIONS

BLUEPRINTSTUDIOS.COM

|

N. CALIFORNIA 415.922.9004

|

S. CALIFORNIA 855.922.9004

INSPIRATION


VENUE REVIEW SF

SAN F R ANC I SC O

PEN

P E NI NSUL A

SV

SI L I C ON VAL L E Y

EB

E AST BAY / T R I - VAL L E Y

DW

D E ST I NAT I ON W E D D I NG S


SF

A perfect marriage of tradition and style. The West Coast’s most majestic wedding venue is in the heart of San Francisco’s Financial District. Awarded Best Ballroom in North America, and named one of California’s finest wedding venues, the historic Bently Reserve hosts weddings with a style that’s nothing short of legendary. We host both ceremonies and receptions with an array of options limited only by your

imagination. The Banking Hall comes with a variety of spaces, including a private Couples’ Lounge ideal for a serene escape, two pictureperfect entryways, two green rooms, an outdoor balcony overlooking the city and a mezzanine level — perfect places for a cocktail hour or gathering point that sets the evening’s ambiance. The grand staircase lends itself perfectly to a dramatic entrance for your bridal party.

301 Battery Street, San Francisco | 415.294.2226 | BentlyReserve.com

VENUE.................................................................................... historic / landmark venue

RECEPTION CAPACITY...................................... up to 350 sitting / 600 standing

OPTIONS......................................................................................................................... indoor

CATERING $ RANGE...................................................................preferred vendor list

EVENT TYPE.......................................................rehearsal, ceremony & reception

FACILITY $ RANGE.......................................................................... $6,500 to $12,000

CEREMONY CAPACITY...................................... up to 300 sitting / 400 standing

PARKING............................................................................... public lot & street parking

14

VENUE REVIEW

san francisco


SF

The Terrace Room, with access to a private outdoor terrace, is the perfect location for wedding ceremonies and receptions. The beauty of a sunset to the west and misty Ocean Beach to the south can be viewed through floor-to-ceiling windows on two sides. With the beach and Pacific Ocean as a backdrop, your ceremony on the private terrace will be truly unique. This amazing setting offers views of

the famous Seal Rocks, the Marin coastline, the Pacific Ocean, and Ocean Beach. Your guests will be delighted by sightings of flocks of pelicans and seagulls and the occasional glimpse of seals, dolphins or whales. Whether you are planning a wedding, a family celebration, or a corporate function, the world famous Cliff House is the quintessential San Francisco experience.

1090 Point Lobos, San Francisco | 415.666.4027 | CliffHouse.com

VENUE..................................................................................................................... restaurant

RECEPTION CAPACITY......................................... up to 120 sitting / 150 standing

OPTIONS......................................................................................................................... indoor

CATERING $ RANGE.........................................................................................$50 to $75

EVENT TYPE.............................................................................. ceremony & reception

FACILITY $ RANGE............................................................................................................. n/a

CEREMONY CAPACITY......................................................................... up to 120 sitting

PARKING......................................................................street parking & valet optional

T O D AY S B R I D E

sf. C O M

15


SF

PARK CENTRAL HOTEL SAN FRANCISCO

Breathtaking views of the city from almost every room are the hallmark of our experience, and our unique atmosphere provides a setting that is modern, urbane and enchanting. In other words, quintessentially San Francisco. Our selection of event spaces are as beautiful and varied as our views, including a grand ballroom that accommodates

over a thousand guests; charming spaces for more intimate celebrations; and outdoor terraces for delightful alfresco affairs. When you start your next chapter at the Park Central, you’ll be able to savor the most magical day of your life, confident that our talented and experienced staff will deliver a smooth and flawless event, from inventive catering to each exquisite detail.

50 Third Street, San Francisco | 415.974.8708 | ParkCentralSF.com

VENUE................................................................................................................................. hotel

RECEPTION CAPACITY......................................... up to 1,000 sitting or standing

OPTIONS................................................................................................. indoor & outdoor

CATERING $ RANGE........................................................................................$95 and up

EVENT TYPE.......................................................rehearsal, ceremony & reception

FACILITY $ RANGE.................................................................................................... $1,000

CEREMONY CAPACITY.......................................... up to 1,000 sitting or standing

PARKING................................................................................... public lot nearby & valet

16

VENUE REVIEW

san francisco


SF

REGECY

You have arrived at San Francisco’s most architecturally stunning venue. Astonish your guests and host an event that will be remembered for years to come. Whether you are planning the wedding of your dreams, a corporate seminar, an elaborate reunion, or a celebratory bar or bat mitzvah, you will find The Regency Center to be a distinctive and imaginative choice. Built in 1909, The Regency

Center is considered the finest example of Scottish Rite temple architecture in the country, featuring Gothic, neoclassic, and BeauxArts styles. The building has housed a Masonic Temple, a dance studio, the Polish Arts Foundation, and a movie theater. Recently restored to its original splendor, this landmark offers three levels of unique gathering space with an array of accompanying rooms.

BLUEPRINT STUDIOS

DOORSTEP PHOTOGRAPHY

1290 Sutter, 2nd Floor, Suite 203, San Francisco | 415.447.4909 | RegencyCenterSF.com

VENUE.........................................................................................................................ballroom

RECEPTION CAPACITY...................................... up to 430 sitting / 800 standing

OPTIONS......................................................................................................................... indoor

CATERING $ RANGE.......................................................................................................... n/a

EVENT TYPE.............................................................................. ceremony & reception

FACILITY $ RANGE.......................................................................... $4,000 to $11,000

CEREMONY CAPACITY.................................... up to 628 sitting / 1,400 standing

PARKING................................................................................................... public lot nearby

T O D AY S B R I D E

sf. C O M

17


IMAGES BY DANNY DONG PHOTOGRAPHY

PEN

A LLIED A RTS GU ILD

MENLO PARK

Allied Arts Guild is a splendid example of Spanish Colonial architecture set amid lush, seasonal gardens. Throughout the extraordinary property, beautiful tile work, hand-wrought iron, colorful frescoes, and splashing fountains greet and please the senses. Intriguing walkways fashioned by the designer of the property, Pedro de Lemos, lead one to lovely patios, arbors, roses, tranquil spots of color, a peek into the past, and abundant

photographic opportunities.
The setting, combining history, freshly renovated architecture, and incredible gardens, is unmatched in the Bay Area. The Guild offers 3.5 acres of sheer beauty, historic relevance, and convenience for your special day.

Interiors are accented by antiquities, art and hand-carved floors. Spanish styled fireplaces, high-beamed ceilings and exceptional hospitality add to the glow of an indoor event. 



75 Arbor Road, Menlo Park | 650.322.2405 | AlliedArtsGuild.org

VENUE.................................................................................... historic / landmark venue

RECEPTION CAPACITY............................................... up to 150 sitting or standing

OPTIONS................................................................................................. indoor & outdoor

CATERING $ RANGE............................................................................ choose from list

EVENT TYPE.......................................................rehearsal, ceremony & reception

FACILITY $ RANGE............................................................................$3,000 to $8,000

CEREMONY CAPACITY............................................... up to 150 sitting or standing

PARKING......................................................................................... self-park on property

18

VENUE REVIEW

peninsula


PEN

PALO ALTO

The Crowne Plaza Cabana Palo Alto, with its modern retro décor and recently renovated guestrooms and suites, is conveniently located in the heart of the Silicon Valley. Easily accessible from highways 101 and 280, and less than a half-hour from the San Francisco Airport, it’s the ultimate destination for guests from both near and far. With the largest event capacity on the peninsula, this gem

offers a variety of space styles and size—simply perfect for any event. From elegant and traditional, to fun or themed, the Crowne Plaza Cabana offers such flexibility you won’t believe how easy it is to plan your wedding. And if you’re a movie and music buff, you’ll appreciate it’s celebrity history—while being managed by actress Doris Day, the hotel was host to none other than the Fab Four in 1965.

4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto | 650.628.0180 | CabanaPaloAlto.com

VENUE................................................................................................................................. hotel

RECEPTION CAPACITY..............................................up to 300 sitting or standing

OPTIONS................................................................................................. indoor & outdoor

CATERING $ RANGE....................................................................................... $68 and up

EVENT TYPE.......................................................rehearsal, ceremony & reception

FACILITY $ RANGE........................................................................................... call for info

CEREMONY CAPACITY..............................................up to 300 sitting or standing

PARKING.....................................................................................................valet & self-park

T O D AY S B R I D E

sf. C O M

19


DAMIEN NOBLE ANDREWS

PEN

The Crowne Plaza features different venues within the hotel, each emanating their own unique ambiance. Whether your reception is traditional, elegant, fun or a style all your own, we have just the right setting. Creativity, service and food are our claim to fame, and we believe that every couple is unique, thus every event is unique. So we provide a la carte menus, ethnic foods and customized menus for

plated, buffet or hors d’ oeuvre receptions. Our chefs are culinary experts, passionate about their work and the quality of ingredients used to create your menu. All-Inclusive packages are available for plated or elegant buffets, including white glove service, champagne toasts, customized wedding cakes and flower arrangements. Late night snacks are delivered to the suites along with complimentary Sunday brunch.

1221 Chess Drive, Foster City | 650.570.5700 | EventsCP.com

VENUE................................................................................................................................. hotel

RECEPTION CAPACITY................................... up to 700 sitting / 1,000 standing

OPTIONS......................................................................................................................... indoor

CATERING $ RANGE...................................................................................... $45 to $108

EVENT TYPE.............................................................................. ceremony & reception

FACILITY $ RANGE.............................................................................. call for more info

CEREMONY CAPACITY..................................... up to 300 sitting / 600 standing

PARKING...................................................................................................... complimentary

20

VENUE REVIEW

peninsula


PEN

Beautifully renovated, the DoubleTree by Hilton San Francisco Airport is the perfect place for your wedding ceremony and reception. When it comes to making your wedding spectacular, allow the DoubleTree to assist you with every aspect of your day while enjoying the gorgeous new amenities and exquisite dĂŠcor. Whether you are reserving guest rooms or creating the

ceremony of your dreams, we are dedicated to providing you with personalized attention and superior service. Committed to your happiness no matter what size your budget or scope of your event, we will ensure your special day captures the beauty and magnitude you so richly deserve. Relax and enjoy your most memorable day at the newly renovated DoubleTree by Hilton San Francisco Airport!

835 Airport Boulevard, Burlingame | 650.373.2223 | SanFranciscoAirport.DoubleTree.com

VENUE................................................................................................................................. hotel

RECEPTION CAPACITY.............................................. up to 250 sitting or standing

OPTIONS................................................................................................. indoor & outdoor

CATERING $ RANGE........................................................................................$45 and up

EVENT TYPE.............................................................................. ceremony & reception

FACILITY $ RANGE.............................................................................. call for more info

CEREMONY CAPACITY.............................................. up to 250 sitting or standing

PARKING...................................................................................................... complimentary

T O D AY S B R I D E

sf. C O M

21


PEN

For the best celebration venue, look no further than Embassy Suites South San Francisco. Experience your most important day carefree as our experienced event staff take care of organizing all the details for your wedding day festivities. Exchange vows in our unique lush garden atrium and celebrate into the night in one of our recently updated and stylish private ballrooms. After the ceremony your

guests will enjoy being just minutes from beautiful downtown San Francisco and can enjoy our complimentary shuttle service, which is first come, first serve and is offered Friday and Saturday. Or take a beautiful drive through the picturesque central coast and toast your new union with your family in the Napa/Sonoma wine country. Call our team today to ensure your dream day is all you have ever imagined.

250 Gateway Boulevard, South San Francisco | 650.589.3400 | SFOSouthSanFrancisco.EmbassySuites.com

VENUE................................................................................................................................. hotel

RECEPTION CAPACITY....................................... up to 250 sitting / 350 standing

OPTIONS......................................................................................................................... indoor

CATERING $ RANGE........................................................................................ $45 to $99

EVENT TYPE.............................................................................. ceremony & reception

FACILITY $ RANGE.............................................................................. call for more info

CEREMONY CAPACITY....................................... up to 200 sitting / 250 standing

PARKING...................................................................................................... complimentary

22

VENUE REVIEW

peninsula


PEN

Newly renovated, the Embassy Suites by Hilton, San Francisco Airport–Waterfront hotel features stunning bay-views and Spanish style architecture that is ideal for your dream wedding destination. Our catering team of event professionals are focused on helping you and your attendees personally achieve success during your important catered event and to create that ever-lasting experience. Regardless of the size or

complexity of your function, the Embassy Suites by Hilton San Francisco Airport, Waterfront provides over 5,000 square feet of meeting, banquet and exhibit space and a versatile menu with delectable options that will fit your event needs. The hotel’s catering team produces fresh delicious menus for small or large lunches, dinners and special occasions while our culinary team executes these inspired cuisine with renowned service.

150 Anza Boulevard, Burlingame | 650.342.4600 | SFOBurlingame.EmbassySuites.com

VENUE................................................................................................................................. hotel

RECEPTION CAPACITY.......................................up to 250 sitting / 300 standing

OPTIONS................................................................................................. indoor & outdoor

CATERING $ RANGE........................................................................................ $96 to $115

EVENT TYPE.......................................................rehearsal, ceremony & reception

FACILITY $ RANGE................................................................................. $500 to $1,000

CEREMONY CAPACITY....................................... up to 180 sitting / 200 standing

PARKING................. public lot nearby, self park on property, street parking

T O D AY S B R I D E

sf. C O M

23


PEN

Celebrate life’s special occasion at the Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront! With a combination of versatile facilities, excellent service and succulent cuisine, you and your guests will have memories to last a lifetime. Our venue is perfect for any occasion such as banquets, receptions or rehearsal dinners. We offer 11 function rooms with over 11,500 square feet of event space. Our Reflection Ballroom is

perfectly suited for large, elegant banquets or receptions. It features a dramatic color changing wall that will enhance your theme with a reflective light show using the vibrant color of your choice. Our Spectrum room is just right for more intimate gatherings, ceremonies or bridal showers. Our catering staff will take special care in doing whatever it takes to make your special day flawless.

600 Airport Blvd, Burlingame | 650.340.8500 | HiltonSFO.com

VENUE................................................................................................................................. hotel

RECEPTION CAPACITY.......................................up to 500 sitting / 750 standing

OPTIONS......................................................................................................................... indoor

CATERING $ RANGE....................................................................................... $75 to $150

EVENT TYPE.......................................................rehearsal, ceremony & reception

FACILITY $ RANGE....................................................................................... $750 and up

CEREMONY CAPACITY...................................... up to 600 sitting / 750 standing

PARKING.....................................................................................................valet & self-park

24

VENUE REVIEW

peninsula


DANIEL AMBROSI, XYZ PHOTOGRAPHER

PEN

Long Branch Saloon & Farms is the most unique wedding venue in San Mateo County and is nestled in the hills south of picturesque Half Moon Bay. You’ll find our authentic western town a charming getaway, yet easily accessible, and outfitted with all the modern amenities. Our newly built chapel provides a rustic setting for ceremonies while the spacious saloon, grand parlor and main street area can accommodate

up to 300 guests. The beautiful church opens up, so whether a small or large wedding, your guests can share in your special day with doors wide open. You may also choose from one of our many other unique areas such as a pasture site or balcony. The casual atmosphere and western hospitality is perfect for the bride and groom striving for a one-of-a-kind wedding. We take the jitters out of getting hitched.

JUNIPER SPRING PHOTOGRAPHY

TANJA LIPPERT PHOTOGRAPHY

TANJA LIPPERT PHOTOGRAPHY

321 Verde Road, Half Moon Bay | 650.726.3117 | LongBranchFarms.net

VENUE................................................................................................................................ ranch

RECEPTION CAPACITY.................................................up to 300 sitting / standing

OPTIONS................................................................................................. indoor & outdoor

CATERING $ RANGE........................................................................................ $28 and up

EVENT TYPE.......................................................rehearsal, ceremony & reception

FACILITY $ RANGE................................................................................... $2,500 and up

CEREMONY CAPACITY.................................................up to 300 sitting / standing

PARKING.....................................................................................................valet & self-park

T O D AY S B R I D E

sf. C O M

25


CHARLETON CHURCHILL

PEN

Oceano Hotel & Spa is the perfect seaside destination in Half Moon Bay. With picturesque views and a pristine coastal resort, it’s easy to create a celebration uniquely you and absolutely unforgetable. A variety of event spaces set the stage for a grand Oceano wedding. Our on-site planners will assist with everything desired, from selecting a gourmet menu

to coordinating the events, making certain that you leave with the fondest of memories. The culinary team uses only the freshest, local ingredients to create a custom menu and our Coastal Spa offers spa treatments for pre-wedding relaxation. Oceano Hotel features 95 luxuriously-appointed suites for you and your traveling guests to enjoy.

CHARLETON CHURCHILL

JAY TSAI

TANJA LIPPERT

280 Capistrano Road, Half Moon Bay | 650.726.5400 | OceanoHalfMoonBay.com

VENUE............................................................................................................................... resort

RECEPTION CAPACITY....................................... up to 250 sitting / 350 standing

OPTIONS................................................................................................. indoor & outdoor

CATERING $ RANGE....................................................................................... $95 to $145

EVENT TYPE................................................ rehearsal, ceremony & reception

FACILITY $ RANGE............................................................................ $2,000 to $5,000

CEREMONY CAPACITY................................. up to 300 sitting / 400 standing

PARKING................. public lot nearby, self park on property, street parking

26

VENUE REVIEW

peninsula


PEN

Although an exclusive private club, you need not be a member to host a special event at this spectacular venue. Nestled in the Palo Alto Hills community, the clubhouse and surrounding golf course offer unparalleled views of the Bay and Peninsula. The country club is known for its welcoming atmosphere, and its Grand Ballroom could not be more inviting. Imagine your celebration in a ballroom overlooking a lush

golf course surrounded by picturesque pines, lakes and waterfalls. Whether it is winter, spring, summer or fall, the club offers a warm and inviting atmosphere with an unsurpassed air of elegance. Floor to ceiling windows on three sides of the ballroom showcase the golf course, signature 18th hole and cascading waterfall. Considered one of the loveliest spaces on the Peninsula, it’s an ideal setting for any celebration.

3000 Alexis Drive, Palo Alto | 650-917-5117 | PAHGCC.com

VENUE...................................................................................................golf & country club

RECEPTION CAPACITY....................................... up to 275 sitting / 350 standing

OPTIONS................................................................................................. indoor & outdoor

CATERING $ RANGE....................................................................................... $75 to $120

EVENT TYPE.............................................................................. ceremony & reception

FACILITY $ RANGE............................................................................ $2,200 to $3,000

CEREMONY CAPACITY....................................... up to 200 sitting / 250 standing

PARKING.....................................................................................................valet & self-park

T O D AY S B R I D E

sf. C O M

27


PEN

Set amidst picturesque water fountains, colorful flower gardens and koi ponds, the Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel is one of the most beautifully landscaped hotels on the Peninsula. This resort-like setting provides an amazing backdrop for an unforgettable event. The Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel offers a variety of event spaces which include indoor and outdoor space that give you several options for

your special event. The Sheraton Palo Alto is located within walking distance to downtown Palo Alto and would be a great destination for your wedding weekend. The award winning chef offers an extensive menu and a professional event coordinator and superb service staff will put you at ease and let you enjoy your time with friends and family. We’ll capture the joy while you cherish the moments.

625 El Camino Real, Palo Alto | 650.328.2800 | Sheraton.com/paloalto

VENUE................................................................................................................................. hotel

RECEPTION CAPACITY.......................................up to 300 sitting / 350 standing

OPTIONS................................................................................................. indoor & outdoor

CATERING $ RANGE........................................................................................ $79 to $99

EVENT TYPE.......................................................rehearsal, ceremony & reception

FACILITY $ RANGE.............................................................................. call for more info

CEREMONY CAPACITY.......................................up to 300 sitting / 350 standing

PARKING.....................................................................................................valet & self-park

28

VENUE REVIEW

peninsula


SV

Cinnabar Hills Golf Club

Designed to capture the breathtaking views of the scenic golf course, the ballroom features walls of oak-trimmed glass and is topped with two large glass skylights. Your guests will be enraptured by the panoramic vistas on all sides. Glass doors lead to a sunny patio, bordered by a wooden arbor that blooms with white roses. Our beautiful ceremony area is the perfect place to say, “I do.” After saying your vows here,

pose for pictures in front of the surrounding gardens. They’re awash in gorgeous flowers, providing a spectacular backdrop. Though the club is located just 22 miles from downtown San Jose, your visit there will take you through charming countryside. If country comfort complimented by city style is what you’re looking for, give Cinnabar Hills Golf Club a call. Serenity, service and superb views await you…

BLUEBERRY PHOTOGRAPHY

AUGIE CHANG PHOTOGRAPHY

23600 McKean Road, San Jose | 408.323.7857 | CinnabarHills.com

VENUE...................................................................................................golf & country club

RECEPTION CAPACITY....................................... up to 250 sitting / 350 standing

OPTIONS................................................................................................. indoor & outdoor

CATERING $ RANGE.........................................................................................$43 to $85

EVENT TYPE.............................................................................. ceremony & reception

FACILITY $ RANGE........................................................................................ up to $1,995

CEREMONY CAPACITY.......................................up to 250 sitting / 300 standing

PARKING......................................................................................... self-park on property

T O D AY S B R I D E

sf. C O M

29


JESSICA BARTON

SV

Happily ever after deserves a beautiful beginning. From the most intimate of ceremonies to nuptials on a grander scale, a day that sets the standard for a lifetime together eagerly awaits you at Coyote Creek. Here your special day is planned with a vision and knowledge that only our professional staff can provide. Our experienced staff prides itself on catering to your every need. You and your guests will

enjoy personalized, professional attention as we host your event and hope to leave you with nothing less than a memory of a lifetime. Stunning mountain views, acres of manicured golf greens, an elegant clubhouse, exquisite cuisine, and seating for up to 300 guests assure a memorable beginning to a lifetime of happiness. To contact our professional event planners, please visit our web site.

SCOTT MOSHER

One Coyote Creek Golf Drive, Morgan Hill | 408.463.1800 | CoyoteCreekGolf.com

VENUE.......................................................................................................................... golf club

RECEPTION CAPACITY...................................... up to 300 sitting / 400 standing

OPTIONS................................................................................................. indoor & outdoor

CATERING $ RANGE........................................................................................ $45 to $70

EVENT TYPE.............................................................................. ceremony & reception

FACILITY $ RANGE.............................................................................. $1,000 to $1,800

CEREMONY CAPACITY.............................................. up to 250 sitting or standing

PARKING.................................................................................................. large lot available

30

VENUE REVIEW

silicon valley


RACHEL BLACKWELL

SV

Established in 1925, the Historic Guglielmo Winery exudes Tuscan elegance in a serenely beautiful setting. Traditional terracotta buildings house the bride and groom’s rooms, complete with breathtaking views of the vineyards and valley from the balconies. Celebrate under the stars or indoors in the charming rustic Heritage Room. Manicured hedges, seasonal flowers and vineyard foliage surround

the cobblestone ceremony and reception areas. Whether an outdoor wedding for up to 300 guests, or an intimate indoor ceremony for up to 125, you’ll fall in love with the romantic ambiance of Guglielmo Winery. Call for details on our year-round availability and comprehensive wedding packages that include the venue, catering, cake, DJ, photographer, videographer, floral centerpieces and officiant.

1480 East Main Avenue, Morgan Hill | 408.779.2145 | GuglielmoWinery.com

VENUE.............................................................................................................................. winery

RECEPTION CAPACITY........................................................................ up to 300 sitting

OPTIONS................................................................................................. indoor & outdoor

CATERING $ RANGE........................................................................... call for more info

EVENT TYPE................................................ rehearsal, ceremony & reception

FACILITY $ RANGE.............................................................................. call for more info

CEREMONY CAPACITY............................................................... up to 300 sitting

PARKING............................................................................... public lot & street parking

T O D AY S B R I D E

sf. C O M

31


SV

Santa Clara Hilton Hotels & Resorts wedding and event planners are ready to help with any wedding celebration you have in mind. Our Certified Wedding Planners are committed to ensuring that your wedding experience exceeds your expectations. From Engagement Parties, Bridal Showers, Rehearsal Dinners to Wedding Ceremonies and Wedding Receptions, along with the convenience of on-site hotel accommodations, the Hilton Santa Clara

sets the scene to make your special day unforgettable! The Hilton Santa Clara provides flexible and inviting space, available to host small intimate gatherings as well as mid-to large scale weddings up to 200 people. Enjoy a once in a lifetime experience under the care of our specialized staff and the culinary expertise of our Award Winning Executive Chef. Each menu is carefully prepared, elegantly presented and professionally served.

4949 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara | 408.330.0001 | HiltonSantaClara.com

VENUE................................................................................................................................. hotel

RECEPTION CAPACITY...................................... up to 200 sitting / 300 standing

OPTIONS......................................................................................................................... indoor

CATERING $ RANGE........................................................................................ $68 to $99

EVENT TYPE.............................................................................. ceremony & reception

FACILITY $ RANGE................................................................................ $500 to $2,000

CEREMONY CAPACITY...................................... up to 200 sitting / 300 standing

PARKING...................................................................................................... complimentary

32

VENUE REVIEW

silicon valley


GIBBY LIBBY

SV

VILLA RAGUSA

Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Campbell, Villa Ragusa offers 12,000 sq. ft. of elegantly appointed event space, featuring European décor, mahogany woodwork, a stunning limestone granite foyer, a beautiful mahogany bar and generous dance floor. It’s an ideal canvas for today’s décor trends—from casual to glamorous. The flexibility of the space allows for events ranging from small and intimate to

large and grand, accommodating up to 600 guests. Each banquet room features its own private bridal suite and surrounding balcony. Villa Ragusa offers complete catering packages and full bar services. Outside caterers are welcomed as long as food arrives prepared by a caterer/restaurant that has a license to serve food (inquire about terms/fees). Our staff is passionate about weddings and providing impeccable service.

GIBBY LIBBY

TYLER VUE

BRIAN MACSTAY

35 South Second Street, Campbell | 408.364.1900 | VillaRagusa.com

VENUE.......................................................................................................... banquet facility

RECEPTION CAPACITY............................................. up to 600 sitting or standing

OPTIONS......................................................................................................................... indoor

CATERING $ RANGE........................................................................................ $67 and up

EVENT TYPE.....................................................................ceremony & reception

FACILITY $ RANGE......................................................................................$500-$1,000

CEREMONY CAPACITY......................................... up to 310 sitting or standing

PARKING............................................................................................ free parking garages

T O D AY S B R I D E

sf. C O M

33


EB

MUSEUM Celebrate your most memorable day at the completely unique Blackhawk Museum, located in the rolling hills of Danville. Walk down the aisle indoors with gorgeous marble and granite décor, or the outside plaza with breathtaking views and a stunning fountain. With spectacular tri-level spaces there’s plenty of room for roaming, dancing, socializing and dining.

Your guests are sure to enjoy Blackhawk Museum features such as built-in entertainment, a third floor gallery, Spirit of the Old West, and our lower dining gallery of rare collectible cars. Decorate to your desire or simply use the exquisite car collection for your interior decor. Scott’s Catering Services and Hospitality Management can assist you with all your catering and venue needs.

3700 Blackhawk Circle Plaza, Danville | 925.648.1434 | ScottsWC.com

VENUE................................................................................................. museum/art gallery

RECEPTION CAPACITY.............................................. up to 550 sitting or standing

OPTIONS................................................................................................. indoor & outdoor

CATERING $ RANGE........................................................................................ $60 to $85

EVENT TYPE................................................ rehearsal, ceremony & reception

FACILITY $ RANGE............................................................................$2,500 to $5,500

CEREMONY CAPACITY........................................up to 500 sitting or standing

PARKING.......................................................................................... self park on property

34

VENUE REVIEW

east bay / tri-valley


DISCOVERY BAY STUDIOS

EB

Once the site of the fabulous, “La Hacienda Del Pozo de Verona,” the former estate of Phoebe Apperson Hearst, Castlewood Country Club still retains the elegance and grace that were the hallmarks of its famous resident. The stunning golf courses and natural beauty offer a breath-taking first impression upon arrival. The Porte a Cachere and entryway with its oversized doors offers an appealing

and engaging sense of old fashioned charm while the grand lobby with its tile floors is reminiscent of a bygone era. With its unparalleled beauty, high ceilings, a 6,000 square foot Ballroom, 2,000 square foot bar area and 4,000 square foot patio area, Castlewood has become one of the most exclusive wedding venues in the Bay Area. We look forward to being the destination for your fairytale Wedding!

HEARTS & HORSESHOES PHOTOGRAPHY

AGB PHOTOGRAPHICS

AGB PHOTOGRAPHICS

707 Country Club Circle, Pleasanton | 925.485.2237 | CastlewoodCC.org

VENUE...................................................................................................golf & country club

RECEPTION CAPACITY...................................... up to 450 sitting / 700 standing

OPTIONS................................................................................................. indoor & outdoor

CATERING $ RANGE......................................................................................... $55 to $85

EVENT TYPE.......................................................rehearsal, ceremony & reception

FACILITY $ RANGE............................................................................. $1,000 to $3,500

CEREMONY CAPACITY.......................................up to 350 sitting / 500 standing

PARKING......................................................................................... self-park on property

T O D AY S B R I D E

sf. C O M

35


DUY HO PHOTOGRAPHY

EB

Nestled against the foothills of Mt. Diablo, Crow Canyon Country Club is the perfect setting for your “Once in a Lifetime” occasion. The ambiance amid the redwood trees and sprawling lush hills is a photographer’s dream, providing the perfect setting to capture the special moments that make loving and lasting memories. Your ceremony can take place on our beautifully tended golf course, for up to 320 guests

or choose our terrace, overlooking the grounds for up to 75. This beautiful location creates the perfect backdrop for an exceptional event, with impeccable service and exquisite dining selections. With 26 years of experience, our professional staff provide planning and assistance from start to finish. He’s captured the key to your heart.... now let Crow Canyon help you unlock the doors to Your Wedding.

INDU HUYNH PHOTOGRAPHY

711 Silver Lake Drive, Danville | 925.735.5718 | Crow-Canyon.com

VENUE.................................................................................................................. private club

RECEPTION CAPACITY....................................... up to 320 sitting / 450 standing

OPTIONS................................................................................................. indoor & outdoor

CATERING $ RANGE....................................................................................... $45 to $125

EVENT TYPE.......................................................rehearsal, ceremony & reception

FACILITY $ RANGE.................................................................................. $100 to $1,800

CEREMONY CAPACITY.............................................. up to 320 sitting or standing

PARKING...................................................................................................... complimentary

36

VENUE REVIEW

east bay / tri-valley


EB

Unique, elegant, and lush - just a few words that describe the venue and gardens at the Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa. This AAA Four Diamond property has been hosting exceptional weddings and events for over 25 years. Our European charm and picturesque ch창teau architecture pair perfectly with any affair. We offer indoor and outdoor venues that can be transformed to fit any vision,

while adding an extra hint of charm of their own. You and your guests will be pampered by our luxurious four-star cuisine and personalized service, along with amenities such as The Spa and luxurious guestrooms. Our dedicated wedding consultant provides extraordinary personal service and attention to details to ensure everything goes just as you had envisioned. Come celebrate with us!

CHYNA DARNER

RACHEL CAPIL

3287 Mt. Diablo Boulevard, Lafayette | 925.299.4388 | LafayetteParkHotel.com

VENUE................................................................................................................................. hotel

RECEPTION CAPACITY..............................................up to 200 sitting or standing

OPTIONS................................................................................................. indoor & outdoor

CATERING $ RANGE...................................................................................... $115 to $150

EVENT TYPE.......................................................rehearsal, ceremony & reception

FACILITY $ RANGE.................................................................................$650 to $3,500

CEREMONY CAPACITY..............................................up to 200 sitting or standing

PARKING.....................................................................................................valet & self-park

T O D AY S B R I D E

sf. C O M

37


RACHEL CAPIL

EB

Located in the heart of Jack London Square, Scott’s offers the highest quality menu selection and seven private banquet rooms. With views of the Oakland Estuary and San Francisco skyline, the setting is perfect. Each banquet room has its own unique ambiance. The newly remodeled Pavilion—our largest room—accommodates up to 400 seated or 600 for cocktail receptions. The Harbor View

rooms feature large windows overlooking the boardwalk. Designed with faux-painted ceilings, modern chandeliers, leather chairs and a copper-and-granite bar, the décor is both classic and contemporary. Smaller celebrations can be held in the waterfront Terrace; the Port of Oakland room; or the intimate Jack London rooms; each ideal for engagement parties, bridal showers and rehearsal dinners.

KELLY HODGINS

KELLY HODGINS

KELLY HODGINS

2 Broadway, Oakland | 510.444.5969 | ScottsJLS.com

VENUE..................................................................................................................... waterfront

RECEPTION CAPACITY............................................. up to 400 sitting or standing

OPTIONS......................................................................................................................... indoor

CATERING $ RANGE........................................................................................$60 to $90

EVENT TYPE...................................rehearsal dinner, ceremony & reception

FACILITY $ RANGE.................................................................................. $250 to $1,250

CEREMONY CAPACITY........................................up to 400 sitting or standing

PARKING..................................................public lot nearby, street parking & valet

38

VENUE REVIEW

east bay / tri-valley


EB

Designed around a 400-hundred-year-old Heritage Oak tree, Scott’s Walnut Creek offers a unique urban oasis for ceremonies and receptions both large and small. Available year-round, it exudes the secluded ambience of a classical New Orleans walled garden with an outdoor terrace featuring a rustic water wheel, multiple waterfalls, brightly colored flowering plants, white twinkle lights and enchanting

indoor lanterns. With more than 35 years of hospitality industry experience, Scott’s catering sales team gladly assists couples in navigating the planning process—from designing a tantalizing menu to connecting couples with our onsite florist. Packages include white chivari chairs, tables, linens, fine china service ware and built in bars. We invite you to host an event with Scott’s Walnut Creek.

1333 North California Blvd, Walnut Creek | 925. 934.0598 | ScottsWC.com

VENUE TYPE............................................................................................................... gardens

RECEPTION CAPACITY .............................................. up to 150 sitting or standing

OPTIONS................................................................................................. indoor & outdoor

CATERING PRICE RANGE................................................................................ $60 to $85

EVENT TYPES.........................................ceremony, rehearsal dinner, reception

FACILITY PRICE RANGE ............................................................................ $350 to $750

CEREMONY CAPACITY............................................... up to 150 sitting or standing

PARKING........................................self-park on property, street parking & valet

T O D AY S B R I D E

sf. C O M

39


ELI PITTA

EB

Nestled in the rolling hills and lush vineyards of Livermore Valley’s Wine Country, Wente Vineyards provides an unparalleled setting and experience. From ceremonies and receptions, to rehearsal dinners and bridal showers, Wente Vineyards has become one of the most sought after venues in the Bay Area. Featuring a beautifully landscaped, expansive lawn and a historic, mission-style event center, the romance of the

winery will become a part of your family legacy. With a reputation for fine food and stellar service, our first-class catering services create sublime wine country fare, using only the finest seasonal ingredients. And to assure no detail is left to chance, we offer an on-site coordinator to ensure smooth planning and execution every step of the way. Wente Vineyards. A mix of understated elegance and warm familiarity.

CLANE GESSEL

CLANE GESSEL

ABEL SANCHEZ

5050 Arroyo Road, Livermore | 925.456.2425 | WenteVineyards.com

VENUE.............................................................................................................................. winery

RECEPTION CAPACITY................................... up to 500 sitting / 1,000 standing

OPTIONS................................................................................................. indoor & outdoor

CATERING $ RANGE......................................................................................$66 to $100

EVENT TYPE.......................................................rehearsal, ceremony & reception

FACILITY $ RANGE............................................................................. $1,000 to $5,500

CEREMONY CAPACITY.......................................up to 500 sitting / 750 standing

PARKING......................................................................................... self-park on property

40

VENUE REVIEW

east bay / tri-valley


CINZO PHOTOGRAPHY

DW

Enjoy a stunning sunset wedding at the chic deLorimier Winery, surrounded by spectacular Alexander Valley views. The property sits on a rolling lawn surrounded by vineyards and stunning landscape with a dramatic water element, amidst some of the most beautiful vistas in the world. The Cabana Courtyard is our most popular ceremony location, just steps away from our tasting room where your guests can

mingle, relax and refresh with our award winning wines. Our manicured gardens offer a great backdrop for ceremony, dinner and dancing. Enjoy your stay in our 3 bedroom/3 bath house with full kitchen, and gorgeous views of the vineyards. We offer two adjacent private king suites combining accommodation for 5 couples on-site. Reserve the Calderwood Inn and the Grape Leaf Inn for additional guest lodging.

2001 Highway 128, Geyserville | 707.433.3303 | WilsonArtisanWineries.com

OPTIONS................................................................................................. indoor & outdoor

FACILITY $ RANGE................................................................................................... $8,000

CEREMONY CAPACITY............................................... up to 150 sitting or standing

CLOSEST AIRPORT/DISTANCE............................................... Santa Rosa / 12 miles

RECEPTION CAPACITY............................................... up to 150 sitting or standing

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS............................................................................... yes

CATERING $ RANGE.........................................................................................................N/A

RANGE OF ROOM RATES.............................................................................$250 and up

T O D AY S B R I D E

sf. C O M

41


DW

El Dorado Hotel & Kitchen is a fun, stylish and lively 27-room boutique destination for visitors year-round. Known for urban sophistication and wine country spirit, it’s the perfect place for Sonoma weddings, rehearsal dinners, private parties and celebrations for groups of 20-250. Whether it’s a wedding under the fig tree on the garden patio, a stylish cocktail party in

the private lounge, or a convivial tasting dinner with friends at the communal table, we have the right venue for every occasion. The entire hotel is available for buyouts and is located right on the Sonoma square. The on-site restaurant offers farm-driven seasonal cuisine with ingredients sourced from local purveyors and nearby Sonoma farms, as well as a robust local wine list.

405 1st St West, Sonoma | 707 996.3030 | EldoradoSonoma.com

OPTIONS................................................................................................. indoor & outdoor

FACILITY $ RANGE.............................................................................................................N/A

CEREMONY CAPACITY................................... up to 150 sitting/ 200 standing

CLOSEST AIRPORT...............................................................San Francisco / 58 miles

RECEPTION CAPACITY....................................up to 150 sitting/ 250 standing

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS............................................................................... yes

CATERING $ RANGE............ $2,000 to $30,000 food/beverage minimum

RANGE OF ROOM RATES............................................................................... $215 to 495

42

D E S T I N AT I O N W E D D I N G S


ALL IMAGES BY MEGAN CLOUSE

DW

We believe your wedding celebration should be as unique as you are. Ramekins will bring your wedding day vision to life, creating the perfect atmosphere from beginning to end. Nestled just a short distance from the Historic Sonoma Plaza, Ramekins is a magical place to celebrate your most momentous occasion. Receptions may take place indoors or outdoors in our rustic European inspired

courtyard. We offer six luxuriously appointed suites for you and your guests to to relax in comfort, before and after the big day. Our Chef will design the perfect menu for your event. We demonstrate a true organic approach showcasing the seasonal produce from our working local farm, 5th Street Farm. Let’s work together to ensure you will have a seamless and memorable day!

450 West Spain Street, Sonoma | 707.933.0450 | Ramekins.com

OPTIONS................................................................................................. indoor & outdoor

FACILITY $ RANGE............................................................................ $7,000 to $9,500

CEREMONY CAPACITY..............................................up to 200 sitting or standing

CLOSEST AIRPORT/DISTANCE.........................................San Francisco / 61 miles

RECEPTION CAPACITY..............................................up to 200 sitting or standing

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS............................................................................... yes

CATERING $ RANGE....................................................................................... $65 to $125

RANGE OF ROOM RATES..........................................................................$250 to $400

T O D AY S B R I D E

sf. C O M

43


TOM VO

DW

Seascape Beach Resort is the ultimate, four-diamond wedding destination with stunning panoramic views of the majestic Monterey Bay. With luxurious amenities, attentive service and a range of wedding and reception packages, Seascape’s wedding professionals will create the wedding of your dreams. And that’s just the beginning. Choose from stunning banquet rooms ranging from 700 to 4,000 square feet, a

picturesque wedding bluff overlooking Monterey Bay, and 285 spacious suites and beach villas. Whether you’re planning a large, grand affair or an intimate celebration, each banquet room displays breathtaking ocean views creating the perfect atmosphere for you and your guests. Defined by casual elegance, Seascape is the place to host the event of your lifetime. Let us create the wedding of your dreams by calling us today.

TOM VO

One Seascape Resort Drive, Aptos | 831.662.7140 | SeascapeResort.com

OPTIONS................................................................................................. indoor & outdoor

FACILITY $ RANGE.................................................................................... $1,500 and up

CEREMONY CAPACITY..............................................up to 300 sitting or standing

CLOSEST AIRPORT/DISTANCE...................................................San Jose / 40 miles

RECEPTION CAPACITY..............................................up to 300 sitting or standing

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS............................................................................... yes

CATERING $ RANGE........................................................................................$95 and up

RANGE OF ROOM RATES........................................................................... $320 to $652

44

D E S T I N AT I O N W E D D I N G S


DW

Enjoy a stunning sunset wedding at the historically significant Soda Rock Winery, surrounded by spectacular Alexander Valley views. The property exudes charm and sophistication or rustic and pastoral moods, amidst some of the most beautiful vineyards in the world. Our venue provides an ideal site for cocktail parties, fabulous soirées, rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, and receptions. Enjoy the benefit

of our Certified Wedding Planner’s expertise during the planning of your event. Celebrate your ceremony in the Barn or the Courtyard while dining and dancing in the Ballroom. Enjoy your stay in our four first class private suites with full kitchen, and gorgeous views. Reserve the Calderwood Inn and the Grape Leaf Inn for additional guest lodging. All the elements are awaiting your personal signature.

8015 Highway 128, Healdsburg | 707.433.3303 | SodaRockWinery.com

OPTIONS................................................................................................. indoor & outdoor

FACILITY FEE............................................................................................................ $10,000

CEREMONY CAPACITY.............................................. up to 250 sitting or standing

CLOSEST AIRPORT/DISTANCE............................................... Santa Rosa / 12 miles

RECEPTION CAPACITY.............................................. up to 250 sitting or standing

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS............................................................................... yes

CATERING $ RANGE.......................................................................................................... n/a

RANGE OF ROOM RATES............................................................................. $375 and up

T O D AY S B R I D E

sf. C O M

45


BLUE LOTUS PHOTOGRAPHY

DW

The Tahoe Wedding Collection includes three premiere mountain resorts: Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood. We offer a variety of venue styles, on-site catering options, and lodging to fit any budget. The sapphire waters of Lake Tahoe framed by the rugged mountains of the Sierra Nevada create a breathtaking backdrop for a private mountaintop ceremony or reception at Heavenly Mountain Resort. The mountains surrounding

Kirkwood serve as a rugged backdrop for a picturesque wedding and provide guests with the opportunity to unplug, relax, and enjoy the High Sierra. Majestic mountains set the backdrop for weddings at Northstar California Resort, creating a blank canvas for bringing to reality the wedding of your dreams. Northstar is the true definition of California luxury style. No matter which mountain you choose, your iconic wedding awaits you.

VERNON WILEY

DAVID NEWKIRK

Lake Tahoe, CA | 775.586.4442 | TahoeWeddingCollection.com

OPTIONS................................................................................................. indoor & outdoor

FACILITY $ RANGE............................................................................. $1,000 to $7,000

CEREMONY CAPACITY...................................... up to 300 sitting / 400 standing

CLOSEST AIRPORT/DISTANCE...................................................Reno / 40-80 miles

RECEPTION CAPACITY...................................... up to 350 sitting / 400 standing

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS............................................................................... yes

CATERING $ RANGE........................................................................................$40 to $90

RANGE OF ROOM RATES.............................................................................. $110 and up

46

D E S T I N AT I O N W E D D I N G S


DW

Make your wine country wedding dreams come true at Vintners Inn! You’ll delight in the romantic setting, luxurious rooms and award-winning cuisine. Vintners Inn is nestled amidst 92 acres of lush vineyards and beautiful gardens. Our Event Center is next to the Inn and its famed restaurant, John Ash & Co. as well as The Front Room bar and lounge. We promise you a beautiful setting, rain or shine, from our enclosed or

open terraces with white, twinkling lights overlooking the vineyards and gardens to our Rose Ballroom, Cypress Rooms and Wedding Pavilions. We have the perfect setting for your special day. Our Wedding Specialist will assist you with reserving all of your wedding events; from your rehearsal dinner, to your post wedding brunch. Whether planning a grand wedding or an intimate occasion, make it memorable at Vintners Inn.

4350 Barnes Road, Santa Rosa | 800.421.2584 | VintnersInn.com

OPTIONS................................................................................................. indoor & outdoor

FACILITY $ RANGE..........................................................................$5,000 to $10,000

CEREMONY CAPACITY............................................. up to 400 sitting or standing

CLOSEST AIRPORT/DISTANCE..................................... Sonoma County / 4 miles

RECEPTION CAPACITY...................................... up to 250 sitting / 400 standing

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS............................................................................... yes

CATERING $ RANGE....................................................................................... $55 to $125

RANGE OF ROOM RATES.......................................................................... $250 to $550

T O D AY S B R I D E

sf. C O M

47


TODAYSBRIDEsf.com

YOUR DAY DONE YOUR WAY

TODAY’S BRIDE S A N F R A N C I S C O B AY A R E A

REAL WEDDINGS

to INSPIRE

over250 and VENUES

LOCAL SERVICES

28

TODAY’S BRIDE decor Beautiful GOWNS PAGES OF

TABLEICIOUS WEDDING

YOUR DAY DONE YOUR WAY

S A N F R A N C I S C O B AY A R E A

REAL

toWEDDINGS INSPIRE

Beautiful GOWNS over250 and

$5.95 DI SP L AY U N T I L DECEMBER 1

EVENT DESIGN | EVENT RENTALS | CUSTOM FABRICATION | PRINTING SOLUTIONS BLUEPRINTSTUDIOS.COM

|

N. CALIFORNIA 415.922.9004

|

S. CALIFORNIA 855.922.9004

VENUES

LOCAL SERVICES

28

decor

PAGES OF

TABLEICIOUS WEDDING

VENUES LOCAL SERVICES WEDDING FAIRS STYLE + DESIGN BLOG GOWN TRUNK SHOWS REAL WEDDINGS BLOG DESTINATION WEDDINGS $5.95 JANUARY 1 TO MARCH 31

EVENT DESIGN | EVENT RENTALS | CUSTOM FABRICATION | PRINTING SOLUTIONS

BLUEPRINTSTUDIOS.COM

|

N. CALIFORNIA 415.922.9004

|

S. CALIFORNIA 855.922.9004

INSPIRATION


ns

Acc o

200

300

$36 and up

$3,000 and up

150

200

$25-150

$750 to $3,800

from list

*

300

300

$32-46

$1,000 to $3,400

1,000

400

*

$175 to $2,100

from list

400

400

$1,700 to $2,500

250

$130 to $170 hr

Pag e

Ba r Se

mm

oda tio

eP rov ide d

rA llow ed

rvi c

ng

ate re

Ca ter i

Ou tsid eC

s tie

On Pre m

Fac ili

s tie

Ou tdo or

Fac ili

Are a

Ind oor

ony

$2,000

rem

$60

Fac ili

170

Ca ter i

125

Ma xR

Ce

ise

e ty R ent al F e

ec e

ng $

pti o

nC

Per Per son

apa city

apa city mo ere

*

Answer for category is “yes” Call for more detailed information

Ma xC

ny C

east bay

east bay THE BELLEVUE CLUB 525 Bellevue Ave, Oakland 510.451.1000 | bellevueclub.org

BERKELEY CITY CLUB 2315 Durant Ave, Berkeley 510.280.1532 | berkeleycityclub.com

BRAZILIAN ROOM Tilden Regional Park, Berkeley 510.544.3164 | brazilianroom.org

BROWNSTONE GARDENS 91 Brownstone Rd, Oakley 925.418.4532 | brownstonegardens.com

CATHEDRAL CHRIST THE LIGHT EVENT CTR 2121 Harrison St, Oakland 510.496.7233 | ctlcathedral.org

CENTRE CONCORD 5298 Clayton Rd, Concord 925.671.3324 | ci.concord.ca.us

CIVIC PARK COMMUNITY CENTER 1375 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek 925.256.3575 | walnut-creek.org/rentals

CROWNE PLAZA CONCORD 45 John Glenn Dr, Concord 925.521.3760 | crowneplazaconcord.com

550

475

$40-125

$500 to $5,000

800

450

$45-100

*

5,000

4,500

*

150

170

$45-50

*

250

250

$50-100

$1,000 to $3,500

400

1,000

$35-60

$150 to $2,000

200

200

$935 to $3,800

120

200

$130 to $170 hr

DOUBLETREE BERKELEY MARINA 200 Marina Blvd, Berkeley 510.548.7920 | berkeleymarina.doubletree.com

DUNSMUIR HISTORIC ESTATE 2960 Peralta Oaks Ct, Oakland 510.615.5555 | dunsmuir-hellman.com

EMBASSY SUITES WALNUT CREEK 1345 Treat Blvd, Walnut Creek 925.934.2500 | embassysuites.com

THE FACULTY CLUB UC Berkeley Campus 510.643.0834 | berkeleyfacultyclub.com

FAZ RESTAURANTS & CATERING 1111 Broadway, Oakland 510.272.1114 | fazrestaurants.com

HACIENDA DE LAS FLORES 2100 Donald Dr, Moraga 925.888.7035 | moragahacienda.com

HEATHER FARM COMMUNITY CENTER 301 N San Carlos Dr, Walnut Creek 925.256.3575 | walnut-creek.org/rentals

from list

*

*

PLEASE NOTE: The “Price Range Per Person” includes the catering and facility rental fees, unless otherwise noted in the previous column. It does not include tax, gratuity or alcohol. These figures are accurate at the time of publication. They are subject to change after the date of publication. T O D AY S B R I D E

sf. C O M

49


500

$45-73

175

175

$30 and up

500

300

200

200

*

INTERNATIONAL HOUSE 2299 Piedmont Ave, Berkeley 510.642.0589 | ihouse.berkeley.edu

MARRIOTT WALNUT CREEK 2355 North Main St, Walnut Creek 925.927.1120 | marriott.com/oakwc

350

$46 and up

*

172

172

$28-114

$250 to $1,000

500

500

*

$1,500 to $10,000

600

675

$50-150

$2,500 to $8,000

400

400

$60-90

$250 to $1,250

38

150

150

$60-85

$350 to $750

39

200

300

$40 and up

300

300

$20-40

east bay

$250 and up

$130 to $195 hr

300

WEDGEWOOD METROPOLITAN GOLF

VENUE GUIDE

$650 to $3,500

WATERFRONT HOTEL

50

ns

$115-150

111 N Wiget Ln, Walnut Creek 925.256.3575 | walnut-creek.org/rentals

10051 Doolittle Dr, Oakland 866.966.3009 | wedgewoodbanquet.com

oda tio

SHADELANDS ARTS CENTER

10 Washington St, Jack London Square, Oakland 510.836.3800 | waterfronthoteloakland.com

eP rov ide d

SCOTT’S SEAFOOD WALNUT CREEK 1333 N. California Blvd, Walnut Creek 925.934.0598 | scottswc.com

rA llow ed

SCOTT’S SEAFOOD JACK LONDON SQUARE 2 Broadway Jack London Square, Oakland 510.444.5969 | scottsjls.com

rvi c

*

ROTUNDA OAKLAND 300 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland 510.410.6002 | rotundabuildingoakland.com

ate re

s

ROCK WALL WINE COMPANY 2301 Monarch St Suite 300, Alameda 510.522.5700 | rockwallwines.com

tie

OAKHURST COUNTRY CLUB 1001 Peacock Creek Dr, Clayton 925.672.9737 | oakhurstcc.com

Fac ili

*

LAFAYETTE PARK HOTEL & SPA 3287 Mt. Diablo Boulevard, Lafayette 925.299.4388 | lafayetteparkhotel.com

s

$1,920 and up

KAISER ROOF TOP GARDEN 300 Lakeside Dr, Oakland 510.834.3575 | kaisercenter.com

tie

HS LORDSHIPS 199 Seawall Dr, Berkeley 510.843.8144 | hslordships.com

Fac ili

Are a ony

Pag e

250

$250 to $1,000

mm

$40-60

Acc o

500

Ba r Se

1 Hegenberger Rd, Oakland 510.383.4054 | oaklandairport.hilton.com

Ca ter i

ng

800

HILTON OAKLAND AIRPORT

Ou tsid eC

$29-76

On Pre m

350

Ou tdo or

39900 Balentine Dr, Newark 510.490.8390 | hilton.com

Ind oor

130

HILTON NEWARK/FREMONT

ise

e

$0 to $10,000

rem

Fac ili

$30-90

Ce

Ca ter i

600

Ma xR

600

HILTON CONCORD HOTEL 1970 Diamond Blvd, Concord 925.349.2612 | concordhilton.com

ty R ent al F e

ec e

ng $

pti o

nC

Per Per son

apa city

apa city mo ere

*

Answer for category is “yes” Call for more detailed information

Ma xC

ny C

east bay

37


ns

mm

oda tio

eP rov ide d

rA llow ed

rvi c

ng

ate re

Ca ter i

Ou tsid eC

s tie

$250 to $7,500

*

$32-70

$500 to $10,000

*

200

$50-100

$1000 to $2000

300

300

$35-60

$1,750 to $2,550

300

300

$1,000 to $7,000

*

200

300

$500 to $3,600

150

150

*

$3,000 to $8,000

from list

*

300

600

$68 and up

*

19

600

1,000

$45-108

*

20

250

250

$45 and up

*

21

140

120

$40-62

$200

250

350

$45-99

*

$20-36

1,000

1,200

$50-95

500

420

300

Ma xR

300

Pag e

300

Acc o

$0 to $3,600

Ba r Se

On Pre m

Fac ili

s tie

Ou tdo or

Fac ili

Are a

Ind oor

ony

$36-80

WILLOW PARK EVENT CENTER 17007 Redwood Rd, Castro Valley 510.537.3174 | willowparkeventcenter.com

ise

e

400

rem Ce

Fac ili

Ca ter i

400

WILDWOOD ACRES RESORT 1055 Hunsaker Canyon Rd, Lafayette 925.283.2600 | wildwoodacres.com

ty R ent al F e

ec e

ng $

pti o

nC

Per Per son

apa city

apa city mo ere

*

Answer for category is “yes” Call for more detailed information

Ma xC

ny C

east bay

marin THE CLUBHOUSE AT PEACOCK GAP 333 Biscayne Dr, San Rafael 415453.4910 | peacockgapclubhouse.com

EMBASSY SUITES SAN RAFAEL 101 McInnis Pkwy, San Rafael 415.499.5952 | sanrafael.embassysuites.com

FOUR POINTS SHERATON 1010 Northgate Dr, San Rafael 415.479.8800 | fourpoints.com/sanrafael

INN MARIN & RICKEY’S RESTAURANT 250 Entrada Dr, Novato 415.883.5952 | innmarin.com

MARIN ART & GARDEN CENTER 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross 415.455.5260 | magc.org

OSHER MARIN JCC 200 N. San Pedro Rd, San Rafael 415.444.8084 | marinjcc.org/rentals

peninsula ALLIED ARTS GUILD 75 Arbor Rd, Menlo Park 650.322.2405 | alliedartsguild.org

CROWNE PLAZA CABAÑA PALO ALTO 4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto 650.628.0180 | cabanapaloalto.com

CROWNE PLAZA FOSTER CITY 1221 Chess Dr, Foster City 650.295.6129 | eventscp.com

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON SFO 835 Airport Blvd, Burlingame 650.373.2223 | sanfranciscoairport.doubletree.com

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON SFO NORTH 5000 Sierra Point Parkway, Brisbane 650.745.1502 | doubletreesfo.com

EMBASSY SUITES SF AIRPORT 250 Gateway Blvd, S. San Francisco 650.589.3400 | sfosouthsanfrancisco.embassysuites.com

*

18

22

PLEASE NOTE: The “Price Range Per Person” includes the catering and facility rental fees, unless otherwise noted in the previous column. It does not include tax, gratuity or alcohol. These figures are accurate at the time of publication. They are subject to change after the date of publication. T O D AY S B R I D E

sf. C O M

51


52

VENUE GUIDE

peninsula

ns Pag e

mm

oda tio

eP rov ide d

Acc o

300

300

$65-105

$1,500 to $6,000

300

350

$38-53

$500 to $4,750

150

150

$50-125

$2,500 to $5,500

225

225

$3,500 to $4,000

120

300

$75-150

$750 and up

270

300

$33 and up

*

300

300

300

300

$28 and up

100

260

$75-100

300

400

$73-129

1,000

800

400

$6,500 to $13,250

$2,500 and up

$1,500 to $4,500

$60 and up

*

350

$95-145

$2,000 to $5,000

250

350

$75-120

$2,200 to $3,000

150

150

$1,400

RENGSTORFF HOUSE 3070 N. Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View 650.903.6088 | mountainview.gov

rA llow ed Ba r Se

PALO ALTO HILLS GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB 3000 Alexis Dr, Palo Alto 650.917.5117 | pahgcc.com

rvi c

ng

OCEANO HOTEL & SPA 280 Capistrano Rd, Half Moon Bay 650.726.5400 | oceanohalfmoonbay.com

ate re

*

MARRIOTT SFO WATERFRONT 1800 Old Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame 650.692.9100 | sanfranciscoairportmarriott.com

Ca ter i

$70-275

MARRIOTT SAN MATEO 1770 S. Amphlett Blvd, San Mateo 650.653.6000 | sanmateomarriott.com

Ou tsid eC

230

MACARTHUR PARK 27 University Ave, Palo Alto 650.321.9996 | macarthurparkpaloalto.com

s

230

LONG BRANCH SALOON & FARMS 321 Verde Rd, Half Moon Bay 650.726.3117 | longbranchfarms.net

ise

23

KOHL MANSION 2750 Adeline Dr, Burlingame 650.762.1136 | kohl-mansion.com

tie

HOLIDAY INN SFO 275 South Airport Blvd, S. San Francisco 650.873.3550 | hisfo.com

Fac ili

On Pre m

HILTON SFO BAYFRONT 600 Airport Blvd, Burlingame 650.340.8500 | hiltonsfo.com

s

HILLSBOROUGH RACQUET CLUB 252 El Cerrito Ave, Hillsborough 650.343.2062 | hillsboroughracquetclub.org

tie

HALF MOON BAY GOLF LINKS Two Miramontes Point, Half Moon Bay 650.773.8895 | halfmoonbaygolf.com

Fac ili

Ou tdo or

GREEN HILLS COUNTRY CLUB 500 Ludeman Ln, Millbrae 650.648.9877 | greenhillscc.com

Are a

Ind oor

GARDEN COURT HOTEL 520 Cowper St, Downtown Palo Alto 650.323.1912 | gardencourt.com

ony Ce

$500 to $1,000

FOUR SEASONS HOTEL SILICON VALLEY 2050 University Ave, Palo Alto 650.470.2815 | fourseasons.com/siliconvalley

e Fac ili

$96-115

rem

Ca ter i

300

Ma xR

200

EMBASSY SUITES SF AIRPORT WATERFRONT 150 Anza Blvd, Burlingame 650.340.0327 | sfoburlingame.embassysuites.com

ty R ent al F e

ec e

ng $

pti o

nC

Per Per son

apa city

apa city mo ere

*

Answer for category is “yes” Call for more detailed information

Ma xC

ny C

peninsula

24

• •

25

• •

26

27


*

400

400

$100

250

300

150

250

216

216

500

375

$25-55

100

100

$83-103

300

375

508

ns

Pag e

mm

oda tio

eP rov ide d

rA llow ed

rvi c

ate re

s tie Fac ili

s tie

Are a

Fac ili

Ou tsid eC

Acc o

$79-99

Ba r Se

350

from list

$1,500 and up

$107-130

$1,000 to $3,000

*

*

$3,500 to $10,000

*

$75-125

$500 to $1,000

508

$25-150

$2,500 to $6,000

270

270

$130-150

$600 to $1,200

*

400

600

$6,500 to $12,000

from list

90

175

$1,800 to $3,200

from list

WESTIN SAN FRANCISCO AIRPORT 1 Old Bayshore Hwy, Millbrae 650.872.8119 | westin.com

Ca ter i

ng

350

WESTIN PALO ALTO 675 El Camino Real, Palo Alto 650.321.4422 | westin.com/paloalto

ony

On Pre m

*

rem

WEDGEWOOD CRYSTAL SPRINGS 6650 Golf Course Dr, Burlingame 866.966.3009 | wedgewoodbanquet.com

ise

e ty R ent al F e

$95-150

THOMAS FOGARTY WINERY 19501 Skyline Blvd, Woodside 650.851.6772 | fogartywinery.com

$750 to $4,500

180

STANFORD PARK HOTEL 100 El Camino Real, Menlo Park 650.322.1234 | stanfordparkhotel.com

*

n/a

STANFORD FACULTY CLUB 439 Lagunita Dr, Stanford 650.736.9935 | stanford.edu/group/facultyclub

400

SOFITEL SAN FRANCISCO BAY 223 Twin Dolphin Dr, Redwood City 650.508.7104 | sofitel-sanfrancisco-bay.com

170

SHERATON PALO ALTO HOTEL 625 El Camino Real, Palo Alto 650.328.2800 | sheraton.com/paloalto

300

THE SEA BY ALEXANDER’S STEAKHOUSE 4269 El Camino Real, Palo Alto 650.213.1111 | theseausa.com

$5,000 to $7,500

300

SAN MATEO COUNTY HISTORY MUSEUM 2200 Broadway, Redwood City 650.299.0104 | historysmc.org

Ou tdo or

$200-250

Ind oor

One Miramontes Point Rd, Half Moon Bay 650.712.7665 | ritzcarlton.com

Ce

THE RITZ-CARLTON, HALF MOON BAY

Fac ili

Ca ter i

ec e Ma xR

ng $

pti o

nC

Per Per son

apa city

apa city mo ere

*

Answer for category is “yes” Call for more detailed information

Ma xC

ny C

peninsula

*

28

san francisco 111 MINNA GALLERY 111 Minna St 415.974.1719 | 111minnagallery.com

ARGONAUT HOTEL, A KIMPTON HOTEL 495 Jefferson St 415.345.5552 | argonauthotel.com

BENTLY RESERVE 301 Battery St 415.294.2226 | bentlyreserve.com

THE BOX SF 1069 Howard St 415.934.6900 | theboxsf.com

• 14

PLEASE NOTE: The “Price Range Per Person” includes the catering and facility rental fees, unless otherwise noted in the previous column. It does not include tax, gratuity or alcohol. These figures are accurate at the time of publication. They are subject to change after the date of publication. T O D AY S B R I D E

sf. C O M

53


from list

150

400

$150-300

$5,000 to $12,500

300

300

$38-80

*

700

900

$140-300

$1,500 to $15,000

400

600

$7,000 to $10,000

165

165

$95-130

$0 to $800

900

640

$81-185

$500 to $1,000

50

100

$2,350 to $2,950

500

700

$120-250

$1,000

HILTON SAN FRANCISCO UNION SQUARE 333 O’Farrell St 415.771.1400 | sanfrancisco.hilton.com

*

1,500

$100 and up

$500 to $2,500

HOTEL KABUKI 1625 Post St 415.614.5416 | jdvhotels.com/hotel-kabuki

400

400

$60-100

*

500

500

$100 and up

$1,000 to $6,000

Ma xR

HOTEL NIKKO SAN FRANCISCO 222 Mason St 415.394.1111 | hotelnikkosf.com

54

VENUE GUIDE

san francisco

from list

• •

• •

from list

• •

ns

eP rov ide d

15

oda tio

$2,500 to $10,000

Pag e

350

mm

300

Acc o

from list

HILTON SAN FRANCISCO FINANCIAL DIST. 750 Kearny St 415.765.7866 | sanfranciscohiltonhotel.com

rA llow ed

Ba r Se

rvi c

ng

HAAS-LILIENTHAL HOUSE 2007 Franklin St 415.441.3000 | sfheritage.org

ate re

$800 to $6,000

GRAND HYATT SAN FRANCISCO 345 Stockton St 415.848.6097 | grandsanfrancisco.hyatt.com

Ca ter i

Ou tsid eC

200

1,700

GRAND CAFE AT HOTEL MONACO 501 Geary (at Taylor) 415.292.8136 | hotelmonaco.com

s

GALLERIA AT SF DESIGN CENTER 101 Henry Adams St 415.490.5861 | sfvenues.com

tie

FAIRMONT HOTEL 950 Mason St 415.772.5186 | fairmont.com

Fac ili

On Pre m

$70-175

E&O ASIAN KITCHEN 314 Sutter St 415.788.2622 | eotrading.com

s

150

DEYOUNG MUSEUM 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr 415.750.3683 | famsf.org

tie

$500 to $2,500

150

CONSERVATORY OF FLOWERS 100 John F. Kennedy Dr 415.845.2394 | conservatoryofflowers.org

Fac ili

$50-75

Ou tdo or

150

CONGREGATION EMANU-EL 2 Lake St 415.751.2541 | emanuelsf.org

Are a

Ind oor

120

CLIFT HOTEL 495 Geary St 415.929.2314 | clifthotel.com

ony

3,000

CLIFF HOUSE 1090 Point Lobos Ave 415.666.4027 | cliffhouse.com

ise

e

280

rem Ce

CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES 55 Music Concourse Dr 415.379.5868 | calacademy.org

ty R ent al F e

Ca ter i

ec e

Fac ili

ng $

pti o

nC

Per Per son

apa city

apa city mo

*

ere

*

Answer for category is “yes” Call for more detailed information

Ma xC

ny C

san francisco

*


MARRIOTT UNION SQUARE 480 Sutter St 415.273.4015 | marriott.com/sfous

$10,000 and up

500

$55-225

$8,500 to $13,500

200

250

$119

500

500

$175-275

$5,000 to $25,000

100

120

$180 and up

$3,000

300

300

$69-149

*

*

300

$76-99

75

200

$100

225

225

$30-70

300

180

350

60

500

Fac ili

300

Ca ter i

200

Ma xR

$140 and up

$1,000 to $2,500

$125 and up

*

420

$135-240

*

*

250

$55-155

ns

from list

Pag e

mm

$200 and up

425

Acc o

*

oda tio

eP rov ide d

rA llow ed

$1,500 to $5,000

Ba r Se

$68-115

PALIO D’ASTI 640 Sacramento St 415.395.9800 | paliodasti.com

rvi c

ng

300

PALACE HOTEL 2 New Montgomery St 415.537.6559 | sfpalace.com

ate re

300

OMNI SAN FRANCISCO HOTEL 500 California St 415.273.3081 | omnisanfrancisco.com

Ca ter i

*

NEW DELHI RESTAURANT 160 Ellis St 415.816.4068 | newdelhirestaurant.com

Ou tsid eC

*

MCCORMICK & KULETOS 900 North Point 415.929.8374 | mccormickandkuletos.com

s

$40-95

MARINES MEMORIAL CLUB & HOTEL 222 Sansome Street 415.921.2689 | marineclub.com

ise

570

LOEWS REGENCY SAN FRANCISCO 100 34th Ave 415.276.9888 | loewshotels.com/regency-san-francisco

tie

600

LEGION OF HONOR MUSEUM 100 34th Ave 415.750.3698 | famsf.org

Fac ili

On Pre m

JW MARRIOTT UNION SQUARE 515 Mason St 415.929.2078 | jwmarriottunionsquare.com

s

JULIA MORGAN BALLROOM 465 California St 415.591.1811 | juliamorganballroom.com

tie

$500 to $5,000

JAMES LEARY FLOOD MANSION 2222 Broadway 415.292.3142 | floodmansion.org

Fac ili

Ou tdo or

Ind oor

One Nob Hill 877.270.1390 | intercontinentalmarkhopkins.com

Are a

Ce

INTERCONTINENTAL MARK HOPKINS

ony

$220 and up

HYATT FISHERMAN’S WHARF 555 North Point St 415.486.4410 | fishermanswharf.hyatt.com

e

rem

250

HOTEL WHITCOMB 1231 Market St 415.626.8000 | hotelwhitcomb.com

ty R ent al F e

ng $

nC pti o ec e

100

HOTEL VITALE 8 Mission St 415.278.3700 | hotelvitale.com

Per Per son

apa city

apa city mo ere

*

Answer for category is “yes” Call for more detailed information

Ma xC

ny C

san francisco

from list

PLEASE NOTE: The “Price Range Per Person” includes the catering and facility rental fees, unless otherwise noted in the previous column. It does not include tax, gratuity or alcohol. These figures are accurate at the time of publication. They are subject to change after the date of publication. T O D AY S B R I D E

sf. C O M

55


56

VENUE GUIDE

san francisco

1400

800

$4,000 to $11,000

750

600

$4,000

250

300

$10,000 to $15,000

150

180

$3,000 to $4,500

225

300

$100

*

600

600

$185-350

$1,500 to $5,000

*

400

$3,500 to $12,000

350

350

$36 - 55

$1,500 to $4,100

180

180

$100-150

up to $3,000

250

250

$80 and up

*

350

250

$90-200

$500 to $2,500

350

*

*

• •

ns

16

17

from list

Pag e

mm Acc o

oda tio

eP rov ide d

rA llow ed Ba r Se

$350 to $6,000

rvi c

ng

$55-125

$149-229

ate re

Ou tsid eC

300

Ca ter i

s tie

On Pre m

Fac ili

s tie Fac ili

Ou tdo or

300

WALT DISNEY FAMILY MUSEUM 104 Montgomery St 415.345.6827 | waltdisney.org

Are a

W SAN FRANCISCO 181 Third St 415.777.5300 | wsanfrancisco.com

ony

ise

e

$7,500 to $13,000

THE VISTA 150 4th St - B 415.632.3700 | thevistasf.com

rem

$40-120

Fac ili

320

Ca ter i

120

Ma xR

UNIVERSITY CLUB SAN FRANCISCO 800 Powell St 415.781.0900 | univclub.com

TREASURE ISLAND EVENT VENUE 401 California Ave, Treasure Island 415.765.0680 | treasureislandevent.com

Ind oor

511 Harrison Street 415.896.1234 | terrasf.com

Ce

TERRA GALLERY

*

$1,000

ST. REGIS HOTEL 125 Third St 415.284.4000 | stregissanfrancisco.com

$95 and up

SIR FRANCIS DRAKE HOTEL 450 Powell St 415.392.7755 | sirfrancisdrake.com

1,000

SAN FRANCISCO FILM CENTRE 39 Mesa St, The Presidio 415.561.3456 | sffilmcentre.com

1,000

SAN FRANCISCO CITY HALL 1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Place 415.554.6079 | sfgov.org/cityhallevents

*

RITZ CARLTON SAN FRANCISCO 600 Stockton St 415.773.6166 | ritzcarlton.com

THE REGENCY CENTER 1290 Sutter St, 2rd Floor 415.447.4909 | regencycentersf.com

$0 to $1,000

PRESIDIO GOLF COURSE & CLUBHOUSE 300 Finley Rd 415.561.4661 | presidiocafe.com

$100 - 180

THE PAYNE MANSION 1409 Sutter St 415.213.2746 | thepaynemansion.com

300

PARK CENTRAL HOTEL SAN FRANCISCO 50 Third St 415.974.8768 | parkcentralsf.com

300

PARC 55 WYNDHAM UNION SQUARE 55 Cyril Magnin St 415-392-8000 | parc55hotel.com

ty R ent al F e

ec e

ng $

pti o

nC

Per Per son

apa city

apa city mo ere

*

Answer for category is “yes” Call for more detailed information

Ma xC

ny C

san francisco


ns

$2,000 to $4,000

$80-100

$2,500 to $6,000

350

$45-87

up to $3,270

3,036

350

$80-100

$4,950 to $6,600

250

250

$70-125

$5,000 to $10,000

700

450

*

$2,100 to $10,000

from list

*

200

200

$85-135

*

250

400

$45-70

$1,000 to $1,800

500

500

$79-125

$2,500 to $3,500

350

200

$45-120

$1,000 to $3,000

*

100

$30-75

$500 to $1,000

$3,000 to $5,000

400

400

$80 and up

600

$50-90

$ 1,800

300

1,000

$31-75

$1,500 to $7,500

1,122

200

$80-100

2,677

150

300

Ma xR

$225-250

Pag e

Acc o

Fac ili

Ca ter i

Ba r Se

mm

oda tio

eP rov ide d

rA llow ed

rvi c

ng

ate re

Ca ter i

Ou tsid eC

s tie

On Pre m

Fac ili

s tie Fac ili

Ind oor

Ou tdo or

Are a ony

ise

e rem Ce

from list

800

THE WINERY SF 200 California Ave, Bldg N 415.SF.JUICE | winery-sf.com

800

WESTIN ST. FRANCIS 335 Powell St 415.774.0450 | westinstfrancis.com

ty R ent al F e

ec e

ng $

pti o

nC

Per Per son

apa city

apa city mo ere

*

Answer for category is “yes” Call for more detailed information

Ma xC

ny C

silicon valley

silicon valley ADOBE LODGE AT SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara 408.544.4059 | adobelodge.cafebonappetit.com

BAY CLUB SANTA CLARA 3250 Central Exwy, Santa Clara 408.736.3237 | decathlon-club.com

CALIFORNIA THEATRE 345 South First St, San Jose 408.792.4520 | sanjosetheaters.org

CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS 255 South Almaden Blvd, San Jose 408.792.4520 | sanjosetheaters.org

CINNABAR HILLS GOLF CLUB 23600 McKean Rd, San Jose 408.323.7857 | cinnabarhills.com

CITY NATIONAL CIVIC 135 West San Carlos St, San Jose 408.786.7376 | sanjosetheaters.org

CLOS LACHANCE WINERY 1 Hummingbird Ln, San Martin 408.686.1050 | clos.com

CLUB AUTO SPORT 521 Charcot Ave, San Jose 408.770.1202 | clubautosport.net

CORDEVALLE, A ROSEWOOD RESORT One CordeValle Club Dr, San Martin 408.695.4585 | cordevalle.com

COYOTE CREEK GOLF CLUB One Coyote Creek Golf Dr, Morgan Hill 408.463.1800 | coyotecreekgolf.com

DOLCE HAYES MANSION 200 Edenvale Ave, San Jose 800.420.3200 | hayesmansion.com

DOMAIN HOTEL 1085 East El Camino, Sunnyvale 408.260.3604 | jdvhotels.com/domain

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON CAMPBELL 1995 S. Bascom Ave, Campbell 408.558.4299 | doubletree.hilton.com

• •

29

30

PLEASE NOTE: The “Price Range Per Person” includes the catering and facility rental fees, unless otherwise noted in the previous column. It does not include tax, gratuity or alcohol. These figures are accurate at the time of publication. They are subject to change after the date of publication. T O D AY S B R I D E

sf. C O M

57


282 Almaden Blvd, San Jose 408.998.0400 | hyattplacesanjosedowntown.com

58

VENUE GUIDE

silicon valley

ns oda tio

eP rov ide d

$35-60

$150 to $2,000

500

$50 and up

$4,000 and up

250

250

*

*

300

300

*

*

180

180

$1,050 to $7,000

from list

150

200

$77 and up

300

300

$68-99

200

700

$50-80

250

250

$99

$1,200

150

150

$100

$1,500

180

180

$100 and up

$800 and up

*

1,000

*

*

Ce

Ind oor

250

350

600

$500 to $2,000

31

*

Pag e

Fac ili

$61-79

Ca ter i

175

Ma xR

175

mm Acc o

$1,000 and up

HOTEL VALENCIA SANTANA ROW

HYATT PLACE SAN JOSE

rA llow ed

$70-120

408.335.1700 | hotellosgatos.com

355 Santana Row, San Jose 408.423.5487 | hotelvalencia-santanarow.com

rvi c

ng

Ba r Se

HOTEL LOS GATOS & DIO DEKA RESTAURANT 210 E. Main St, Los Gatos

ate re

$750

2,000

HOTEL DE ANZA 233 W. Santa Clara St, San Jose 408.494.4725 | hoteldeanza.com

Ca ter i

Ou tsid eC

1,200

HOLIDAY INN SAN JOSE AIRPORT 1350 N First St, San Jose 408.453.6200 | holidayinn.com

s

HILTON SANTA CLARA 4949 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara 408.562.6704 | hiltonsantaclara.com

ise

$900 to $1,200

HILTON SAN JOSE 300 Almaden Blvd, San Jose 408.947.4450 | sanjose.hilton.com

tie

$55-78

HAKONE ESTATE AND GARDENS 21000 Big Basin Way, Saratoga 408.741.4957 | hakone.com

Fac ili

On Pre m

330

GUGLIELMO WINERY 1480 East Main Ave, Morgan Hill 408.779.2145 | guglielmowinery.com

s

120

FREEDOM HALL AND GARDENS Private Address, Santa Clara 408.379.3733 | freedomhall.com

tie

FOURTH STREET SUMMIT CENTER 88 S. 4th St, 7th Floor, San Jose 408.998.1900 | fairmont.com/sanjose

Fac ili

Ou tdo or

FAZ AT THE SHERATON SUNNYVALE 1108 North Mathilda, Sunnyvale 408.752.8007 | fazrestaurants.com

Are a

*

FAULTLINE BREWING COMPANY 1235 Oakmead Pkwy, Sunnyvale 408.736.2739 | faultlinebrewing.com

ony

rem

$50 and up

FAIRMONT HOTEL SAN JOSE 170 South Market St, San Jose 408.998.3912 | fairmont.com/sanjose

e

ng $

1,400

EMBASSY SUITES MILPITAS 901 East Calaveras Blvd, Milpitas 408.942.0400 | embassy-suites.com

ty R ent al F e

nC pti o

ec e

1,400

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON SAN JOSE 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose 408.453.4000 | doubletreesanjose.com

Per Per son

apa city

apa city mo

*

ere

*

Answer for category is “yes” Call for more detailed information

Ma xC

ny C

silicon valley

32


ns oda tio

200

200

$30 and up

$400 to $1,200

n/a

180

$21-54

600

600

$75-200

$1,000 to $10,000

*

1,200

$80 and up

$500 to $1,500

400

400

$3,500 to $15,000

475

150

$80-100

$500 to $1,000

250

250

$60-$85

$3,000 to $13,000

150

150

$60-100

$4,500 and up

$2,100 and up

173

$750 to $3,900

300

*

$4,000 to $6,000

*

280

*

*

300

260

$22-40

$3,800 to $4,200

300

200

$7,500

300

300

Pag e

from list

• *

• •

* *

$65-98

300

mm

SAN JOSE MUSEUM OF ART 110 S.Market St, San Jose 408.291.5377 | sanjosemuseumofart.org

eP rov ide d

Acc o

SAN JOSE COUNTRY CLUB 15571 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose 408.258.4901 | sanjosecountryclub.org

rA llow ed Ba r Se

ROTUNDA AT SAN JOSE CITY HALL

302 S. Market St, San Jose 408.295.2000 | thesainteclaire.com

rvi c

ng

THE RANCH GOLF CLUB

THE SAINTE CLAIRE

ate re

1217 Wildwood Ave, Sunnyvale 408.245.5330 | ramadainnsiliconvalley.com

200 E. Santa Clara St, San Jose 408.535.1248 | sanjoseca.gov/events

Ca ter i

*

RAMADA SILICON VALLEY

4601 Hill Top View Ln, San Jose 408.531.3047 | theranchgc.com

s

$25-65

NESTLDOWN 1745 Dell Ave, Campbell 408.353.5311 | nestldown.com

ise

250

THE MOUNTAIN WINERY 14831 Pierce Rd, Saratoga 408.913.7125 | mountainwinery.com

tie

250

MONTGOMERY THEATER 270 South Market St, San Jose 408.792.4520 | sanjosetheaters.org

Fac ili

MONTALVO ARTS CENTER 15400 Montalvo Rd, Saratoga 408.961.5856 | montalvoarts.org/rentals

s

Ou tsid eC

2700 Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara 408.970.6100 | scmarriott.com

tie

On Pre m

MARRIOTT SANTA CLARA

Fac ili

Ou tdo or

MARRIOTT SAN JOSE 301 South Market St, San Jose 408.280.1300 | sanjosemarriott.com

Are a

Ind oor

MAGGIANO’S LITTLE ITALY 3055 Olin Ave, Suite 1000, San Jose 408.423.8678 | weddings.maggianos.com

ony

LOS GATOS LODGE 50 Los Gatos-Saratoga Rd, Los Gatos 408.354.3300 | losgatoslodge.com

e

rem

Fac ili

Ce

ng $

Ca ter i

$500 to $1,500

LOFT BAR & BISTRO 90 South 2nd St, San Jose 408.203.1664 | loftbarandbistro.com

ty R ent al F e

nC pti o

$75 and up

ec e Ma xR

2,000

HYATT REGENCY SANTA CLARA 5105 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara 408.510.6430 | santaclara.hyatt.com

Per Per son

apa city

apa city mo

3,000

ere

*

Answer for category is “yes” Call for more detailed information

Ma xC

ny C

silicon valley

*

• from list

• from list

PLEASE NOTE: The “Price Range Per Person” includes the catering and facility rental fees, unless otherwise noted in the previous column. It does not include tax, gratuity or alcohol. These figures are accurate at the time of publication. They are subject to change after the date of publication. T O D AY S B R I D E

sf. C O M

59


375

375

$20-55

500

550

$60-85

$2,500 to $5,500

300

300

$45-60

$500 to $4,000

200

200

$30-40

$750 to $6,000

350

500

$45-50

$900 and up

450

450

$40-70

$800 to $5,000

350

450

$55-85

320

450

250

ns oda tio

Pag e

$500 to $1,000

mm

$67 and up

Acc o

600

eP rov ide d

rA llow ed

310

Ba r Se

rvi c

ng

ate re

Ca ter i

Ou tsid eC

s tie

On Pre m

Fac ili

s tie

Ou tdo or

Fac ili

Are a

Ind oor

ony

WEDGEWOOD AT EAGLE RIDGE 2951 Club Dr, Gilroy 866.966.3009 | wedgewoodbanquet.com/gilroy

ise

e

rem Ce

ty R ent al F e

Fac ili

$2,000 to $5,000

Ca ter i

$90 and up

VILLA RAGUSA 35 South Second St, Campbell 408.364.1900 | villaragusa.com

ng $

nC pti o ec e

180

Ma xR

260

SHERATON SAN JOSE 1801 Barber Ln, Milpitas 408.943.0600 | sheraton.com/sanjose

Per Per son

apa city

apa city mo ere

*

Answer for category is “yes” Call for more detailed information

Ma xC

ny C

tri-valley

33

tri-valley BLACKHAWK MUSEUM/SCOTT’S CATERING 3700 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Danville 925.648.1434 | blackhawkmuseum.org

THE BRIDGES GOLF CLUB 900 South Gale Ridge Rd, San Ramon 925.735.4253 | thebridgesgolf.com

*

$1,000 to $3,500

35

$45-125

$100 to $1,800

36

400

$35-50

$1,500 to $2,500

*

500

$35-60

$900 and up

400

250

$25-29

$250 to $1,500

225

225

$39-48

$1,500 to $2,500

90

200

$35-60

$150 to $2,000

CALLIPPE PRESERVE GOLF COURSE 8500 Clubhouse Dr, Pleasanton 925.426.6666 | playcallippe.com

CANYON VIEW 680 Bollinger Canyon Way , San Ramon 925.968.1500 | thecanyonview.com

CASA REAL 410 Vineyard Ave, Pleasanton 925.931.0200 | casarealevents.com

CASTLEWOOD COUNTRY CLUB 707 Country Club Circle, Pleasanton 925.485.2237 | castlewoodcc.org

CROW CANYON COUNTRY CLUB 711 Silver Lake Dr, Danville 925.735.5718 | crow-canyon.com

DIABLO GRANDE GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB 9521 Morton Davis Dr, Patterson 209.892.4653 | diablogrande.com

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON PLEASANTON 7050 Johnson Dr, Pleasanton 925.463.8000 | hilton.com

DUBLIN RANCH GOLF COURSE 5900 Signal Hill Dr, Dublin 925.556.7040 x201 | dublinranchgolf.com

ELLISTON VINEYARDS 463 Kilkare Rd, Sunol 925.862.2377 | elliston.com

FAZ AT DANVILLE 600 Hartz Ave, Danville 925.469.1600 | fazrestaurants.com

60

VENUE GUIDE

tri-valley

34


ns oda tio

280

300

$42-58

$1,900 to $3,000

300

270

$35-85

$500 to $1,000

*

800

1,000

$25 and up

$800 and up

110

110

*

*

*

650

$35-75

$1,750 to $4,000

275

160

$39 and Up

$1,000 and up

250

250

$21-32

$2,225

400

400

$1,500 and up

350

350

$45-95

$3,500 to $4,500

950

450

$50-80

$1,000 to $3,600

250

500

$25-40

600

500

$25-55

750

1,000

$66-100

$1,000 to $5,500

450

450

$50 and up

$1,500 and up

*

Pag e

mm

WINE & ROSES 2505 W.Turner Rd, Lodi 209.371.6119 | winerose.com

eP rov ide d

Acc o

WENTE VINEYARDS 5050 Arroyo Rd, Livermore 925.456.2425 | wentevineyards.com

rA llow ed

$600 to $3,000

WEDGEWOOD AT SAN RAMON GOLF CLUB 9430 Fircrest Ln, San Ramon 866.966.3009 | wedgewoodbanquet.com

rvi c

ng

*

WEDGEWOOD AT BRENTWOOD 100 Summerset Dr, Brentwood 866.966.3009 | wedgewoodbanquet.com

ate re

275

SHRINE EVENT CENTER 170 Lindbergh Ave, Livermore 925.373.4880 | shrineeventcenter.com

Ca ter i

275

RUBY HILL GOLF CLUB 3400 West Ruby Hill Dr, Pleasanton 925.461.3504 | rubyhill.com

Ou tsid eC

ROBERT LIVERMORE COMMUNITY CENTER 4444 East Ave, Livermore 925.373.5703 | larpd.org

s

THE RANCH AT LITTLE HILLS 18013 Bollinger Canyon Rd, San Ramon 925.426.3066 | ranchatlittlehills.com

ise

POPPY RIDGE GOLF COURSE 4280 Greenville Rd, Livermore 925.447.6779 | poppyridgegolf.com

tie

Ba r Se

1184 Vineyard Ave, Pleasanton 925.426.8666 | palmeventcenter.com

Fac ili

On Pre m

PALM EVENT CENTER

s

MURRIETA’S WELL 3005 Mines Rd, Livermore 925-456-2395 | murrietaswell.com

tie

MARRIOTT SAN RAMON 2600 Bishop Dr, San Ramon 925.867.9200 | marriott.com/oaksr

Fac ili

Ou tdo or

MARRIOTT PLEASANTON 11950 Dublin Canyon Rd, Dublin 925.847.7585 | marriottpleasanton.com

Are a

Ind oor

$150 to $2,000

HOLIDAY INN DUBLIN 6680 Regional St, Dublin 925.828.7750 | holidayinn.com/dublin-ca

ony Ce

$35-60

GARRÉ WINERY & MARTINELLI EVENT CTR 7986 Tesla Rd, Livermore 925.371.8200 | garrewinery.com

e Fac ili

1,000

rem

Ca ter i

250

FAZ AT PLEASANTON 5121 Hopyard Rd, Pleasanton 925.469.1600 | fazrestaurants.com

ty R ent al F e

ec e Ma xR

ng $

pti o

nC

Per Per son

apa city

apa city mo ere

*

Answer for category is “yes” Call for more detailed information

Ma xC

ny C

tri-valley

• •

40

1

PLEASE NOTE: The “Price Range Per Person” includes the catering and facility rental fees, unless otherwise noted in the previous column. It does not include tax, gratuity or alcohol. These figures are accurate at the time of publication. They are subject to change after the date of publication. T O D AY S B R I D E

sf. C O M

61


ns

Acc o

$200 to $2,500

*

$38 and up

$500 to $5,500

*

120

$110-150

$1000 to $6,000

400

1,000

$85-119

$1,000 and up

450

450

$75-105

$750 to $4,000

200

200

*

$5,000 to $10,000

300

300

$95 and up

$1,500 and up

100

225

$34-75

$250 to $2,500

175

175

$29-35

$500 to $2,500

325

600

$34 and up

$765 to $6,610

300

300

*

400

400

$1,000 to $7,000

Pag e

Ba r Se

mm

oda tio

eP rov ide d

rA llow ed

rvi c

ng

ate re

Ca ter i

Ou tsid eC

s tie

On Pre m

Fac ili

s tie

Ou tdo or

Fac ili

Are a

Ind oor

ony

rem Ce

Ca ter i

*

Ma xR

Fac ili

ise

e ty R ent al F e

ec e

ng $

pti o

nC

Per Per son

apa city

apa city mo ere

*

Answer for category is “yes” Call for more detailed information

Ma xC

ny C

destination venues

central coast CARMEL MISSION INN 3665 Rio Rd, Carmel 831.624.1841 | carmelmissioninn.com

250

200

$25-65

250

250

$114-154

250

250

$32-120

250

300

130

CHAMINADE AT SANTA CRUZ One Chaminade Ln, Santa Cruz 831.465.3452 | chaminade.com

HILTON SANTA CRUZ/SCOTTS VALLEY 6001 La Madrona Dr, Scotts Valley 831.440.1000 | santacruzscottsvalley.hilton.com

HOLLINS HOUSE/PASATIEMPO 20 Clubhouse Rd, Santa Cruz 831.459.9177 | pasatiempo.com

HYATT CARMEL HIGHLANDS 120 Highlands Dr, Carmel 831.622.5457 | highlandsinn.hyatt.com

HYATT REGENCY MONTEREY 1 Old Golf Course Rd, Monterey 831.372.1234 | hyattregencymonterey.com

MONTEREY MARRIOTT 350 Calle Principal, Monterey 831.647.4005 | marriott.com/mryca

NICKLAUS CLUB MONTEREY 100 Pasadera Dr, Monterey 831.647.2407 | pasadera.com

SEASCAPE BEACH RESORT 1 Seascape Resort Dr, Aptos 831.662.7140 | seascaperesort.com

SHADOWBROOK RESTAURANT 1750 Wharf Rd, Capitola 831.475.1222 | shadowbrook-capitola.com

from list

44

tahoe CAL NEVA RESORT SPA & CASINO 2 Stateline Rd, Crystal Bay 775.298.3156 | calnevaresort.com

CHATEAU AT INCLINE VILLAGE 955 Fairway Blvd, Incline Village 775.832.1303 | yourtahoeplace.com

DEERFIELD LODGE AT HEAVENLY 1200 Ski Run Blvd, South Lake Tahoe 530.544.3337 | tahoedeerfieldlodge.com

HEAVENLY MOUNTAIN RESORT 3860 Saddle Rd, South Lake Tahoe 775.586.4442 | skiheavenly.com

62

VENUE GUIDE

destination venues

$40-90

*

• •

* •

46


ns

Acc o

400

400

$40-90

$1,000 to $7,000

46

350

350

$35-47

$1,100 to $5,000

400

400

$40-90

$1,000 to $7,000

46

175

175

$25-80

$400 to $1,800

400

400

$135-175

$1,000 to $3,000

200

200

$10-45

$500 to $2,500

$8,000

Pag e

Ba r Se

mm

oda tio

eP rov ide d

rA llow ed

rvi c

ng

ate re

s

Ca ter i

Ou tsid eC

ise

tie Fac ili

On Pre m

ZEPHYR COVE RESORT 900 Ski Run Blvd, Suite 201, S. Lake Tahoe 530.543.6113 | zephyrcove.com

s

THE RITZ-CARLTON, LAKE TAHOE 13031 Ritz-Carlton Highlands Court, Truckee 530.562.3014 | ritzcarlton.com/laketahoe

tie

THE RIDGE TAHOE 400 Ridge Club Dr, Lake Tahoe 775.588.3553 | ridgetahoeresort.com

Fac ili

Ou tdo or

NORTHSTAR CALIFORNIA RESORT 100 Northstar Drive, Truckee 800.466.6784 | northstarcalifornia.com

Are a

Ind oor

NORTH TAHOE EVENT CENTER 8318 North Lake Blvd, Kings Beach 530.546.7249 | northtahoeevents.com

ony Ce

up to $5,000

KIRKWOOD MOUNTAIN RESORT 1501 Kirkwood Meadows Dr, Kirkwood 209.258.7406 | kirkwood.com

e Fac ili

$50-150

rem

Ca ter i

600

Ma xR

600

HYATT REGENCY LAKE TAHOE 111 Country Club Dr, Incline Village 775.886.6693 | laketahoe.hyatt.com

ty R ent al F e

ec e

ng $

pti o

nC

Per Per son

apa city

apa city mo ere

*

Answer for category is “yes” Call for more detailed information

Ma xC

ny C

destination venues

wine country | napa & sonoma DELORIMIER WINERY 2001 Hwy 128, Geyserville 707.433.3303 | wilsonartisanwineries.com

150

150

200

250

200

200

200

200

250

EL DORADO HOTEL & KITCHEN 405 First Street West, Sonoma (707) 996-3030 | eldoradosonoma.com

*

QUARRYHILL BOTANICAL GARDEN 12841 Sonoma Hwy, Glen Ellen 707.996.3166 | quarryhillbg.org

$7,000 to $9,500

250

$10,000

from list

500

500

$6,500 and up

from list

1,000

480

$63-150

$1,750 to $12,500

400

400

$55-125

$5,000 to $10,000

$65-125

TRENTADUE WINERY 19170 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville 707.433.3104 x103 | trentadue.com

VIAGGIO ESTATE AND WINERY 100 East Taddei Rd, Acampo 209.368.1378 | viaggiowinery.com

VINTNERS INN WITH JOHN ASH & CO. 4350 Barnes Rd, Santa Rosa 800.421.2584 | vintnersinn.com

SODA ROCK WINERY 8015 Hwy 128, Healdsburg 707.433.3303 | sodarockwinery.com

$7,000

RAMEKINS CULINARY SCHOOL & INN 450 West Spain Street, Sonoma 707.263.3160 | ramekins.com

from list

• •

41

42

• •

43

45

47

PLEASE NOTE: The “Price Range Per Person” includes the catering and facility rental fees, unless otherwise noted in the previous column. It does not include tax, gratuity or alcohol. These figures are accurate at the time of publication. They are subject to change after the date of publication. T O D AY S B R I D E

sf. C O M

63


LOVE A C U LT U R E O F


GOWN [LEFT PAGE] MANIC DESIGNS G O W N K I N S L E Y J A M E S PG.139 J E W E L RY M A R I A R O D R I G U E Z


ART DIRECTION/SET + FLORAL DESIGN LINNAE ASIEL OF ASIEL DESIGN + TULIO FLORES PG.84 PHOTOGRAPHER CATHERINE HALL STUDIOS PG.119 P R O D U C T I O N / S E T D E S I G N J O N AT H A N G O M E Z O F A S I E L D E S I G N P G . 8 4 H A I R + M A K E U P P R O F E S S I O N A L M A K E U P A RT I S T R Y P G . 1 4 1 GOWN KINSLEY JAMES PG.139 LIGHTING JL IMAGINATION MODEL SIERRA LIPPERT JEWELRY ARROW JEWELRY DESIGN


RAHEL MENIG PHOTOGRAPHY | HEART PAPER SOUL | FIONNA FLORAL


PLANNING 10 STEPS

T O D AY S B R I D E

sf. C O M

69


10 reception steps to a

magnificent

SET THE STAGE FOR A SUCCESSFUL

CELEBRATION WITH A SMART PLAN-OF-ACTION AND A TOUCH OF ORGANIZATION. ARE YOU READY?

1

THE BUDGET The greatest factor to affect your budget will be the number of guests you invite. So, even though you’re ready to burst with excitement over your engagement, keep the wedding chatter to a minimum until you’ve set the budget and know exactly how many guests you can realistically invite. W H O PAY S F O R W H AT Will the two of you be paying for the entire event yourselves, or will your parents be contributing? As awkward as it may feel to ask, it’s important for the harmony of the family to get a firm answer of exactly how much each set of parents is planning to contribute. The days of the bride’s parents paying for the majority of the wedding are long past. So any support offered should be appreciated. PA R E N T C O N T R I B U T I O N S Before discussing their contribution, do some research on overall costs for the wedding you’re envisioning. If they’re lending financial support, it’s likely they’ll expect to have some input and the right to invite friends, extended family and business associates that you would otherwise not invite.

Have an idea of how many guests you’re willing to let them invite (which, realistically, will be affected by how much they’re able to contribute) and a few meetings or decisions you’d like them to be involved in, such as the catering and cake tastings, viewing invitation options, etc. It doesn’t 70

PLANNING

budget / event planning

mean you have to take their opinions over your own- it’s simply a way of including them in the wedding planning process.

2

AN EVENT PLANNER A common hurdle for brides considering an event planner is the idea of relinquishing control. In reality, you’re not giving up control at all. You’re simply enlisting the services of someone with the organizational skills and resources to bring your vision to life. They do the footwork and research that allows you to make informed, intelligent decisions. Here’s a list of standard services: • An initial face-to-face appointment to review your ideas, expectations and preliminary budget. • Assist in creating a budget. • Make suggestions and research options. • Create an overview that accommodates your tastes, preferences and budget. • Provide a list of recommended service providers (vendors). • Assist with the selection of vendors, should you so desire. • Schedule appointments with the vendors being considered. • Review all contracts. • Develop a detailed timeline for the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. • Develop a detailed floor plan. • Stay in communication with the selected vendors.


• Confirm timeline several days before the wedding and provide final version to you and all vendors. • Be on-site the day of your wedding to see that all service providers are on time and set-ups are proceeding smoothly and on schedule, and any emergencies are dealt with promptly.

3

THE GUEST LIST Controlling your guest list will enable you to focus more time, attention and budget to the details that make a wedding so unique: the location, invitations, table décor, menu selection, music and other elements that are often limited by large guest lists. Begin by separating your list into two groups: one comprised of friends and family you simply must have at your wedding, and the other comprised of those with whom you’d like to have, but whose absence you can accept. On average, about 20 percent of your invitees will be unable to attend. As you begin to receive regrets from the primary list, immediately send invitations to the like to have list. To reduce the level of discomfort when the topic of your wedding comes up in front of fringe-friends and coworkers not invited to the wedding, exercise a little discretion. Avoid talking about it compulsively and limit Twitter and Facebook updates. Nobody likes knowing that everyone else is invited to a super cool party except for them. So, be discrete. SINGLE FRIENDS If a single friend is engaged or in a serious relationship and you know the partner, by all means include them. However, you are not obligated to in clu d e an a d ditio nal gu e s t fo r a single friend. C H I L D R E N If you prefer not to have children at the reception, use the invitation to relay your preference. Refrain from using the phrase “no children.” Instead, opt for the more subtle verbiage of, “adult only reception.” An acceptable compromise is including the children at the ceremony, and providing childcare and a separate children’s menu for the reception.

WHEN LOVE

GIVES YOU

A REASON TO

CELEBRATE . . . Your wedding can be the perfect reflection of the love you share, the joining of your families and the promise of an incredible future. Wedding planning is more than emails,checklists and calls. It’s a highly personal and creative process, involving discovery, design and emotion. Whether you’re envisioning an outdoor wedding, a traditional affair with all the frills or a celebration that’s quirky and offbeat, we can help create the wedding of your dreams.

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW IS

WHERE TO START

5 1 0 . 7 9 5 . 9 0 7 2 E X T. 1 0 1 | W T S W E D D I N G S . C O M T O D AY S B R I D E

sf. C O M

71


YOU ENJOY THE SPOTLIGHT

4

while we work behind the scenes to ensure your f lawless event!

925.315.9589

|

I N V I T A T I O N S + F AV O R S Paper elements are the most effective way to translate your theme throughout the entire event. Here’s a list of the various paper elements to consider: • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

C A R O LY N W I L S O N E V E N T S . CO M

Handcrafting Matrimonial Bliss 650.784.0776

E

| BELLANOTTE-EVENTS.COM

xperience

charm...

true european just south of picturesque San Francisco and only minutes away from SFO. Old World elegance will greet you as soon as you enter–from marble floors and meticulous woodwork, to the French doors that open onto our lovely bay view terrace. A stay here is sure to be remembered.

650.259.9000 BayLandingHotel.com 1550 Bayshore Highway Burlingame

72

PLANNING

invitations + favors

Save-the-Date Cards Ceremony Cards Reception Cards Response Cards Directions (ceremony to reception) Ceremony Program Menu Cards Table Number Cards Escort Cards (for specific table) Place Cards (for specific seat) Tags for favors Welcome Sign Thank You Notes Announcements

Send your save-the-date cards as soon as the location is booked, especially if the wedding date falls on or near a holiday or school break. A word of caution—avoid committing yourself until you’re absolutely sure of how many guests your budget can accommodate. Once your save-the-date cards have been sent, you’re committed. Today’s favor selections are vast and varied. From themed and scented, to edible and decorative, they’ve evolved into much more than a token gift. Enhance a favor’s value by having it serve a dual role as an element of decor and a departing gift. Let glass votives provide a home for tealights or become miniature vases for flowers, or stage place cards in a stylish, themed holder that guests take at the end of the reception. Another option is to select a wrap or type of packaging that adds some panache to your table décor. Enclose the favor of your choice in an organza or burlap bag that brings out the color of your décor, or use a decorative box to lend a bit of architecture to your table.

5

THE VENUE Once you have a solid estimate of your guest count, begin the venue search. Choosing a venue is very much like going house hunting. Having a list of your top wants will save you time. Start by asking yourself a few questions:


• Do you want the ceremony and reception at the same location? • Are you planning on having a formal sitdown dinner or buffet? • Will you need space to accommodate a band or will you have a DJ? • What type of venue are you envisioninghistorical, ultra modern, by the water, lots of windows and light, etc.? • Do you want a venue that has overnight accommodations? • Do you want an indoor or outdoor location? • Do you want to bring your own caterer? • Do you want to bring your own liquor? • Do you need an area for child care?

Jen’s Cakes

n custom cakes & specialt y sweets

S I T E I N S P E C T I O N While websites are great for initial research, plan to do an actual site tour. If you’ve hired an event planner, take the tour together. Take note of the following:

• I nspect equipment—gazebos, dance floor, tables, chairs, china, stemware, glassware, etc. What is included in the rental fee? Are there additional costs to consider? • Ask about staffing. Is security staff required? • How many servers will there be per table? Who is the facility coordinator on the day of your wedding? • Ask about same-day bookings. Confirm privacy and separation from other events; adequate parking; and enough time for your service providers to set-up, breakdown and load-out. • A sk when they begin calculating rental time. Is it from the moment your caterer or designers arrive, or the running time of the reception? • I nspect florals, greenery and landscaping. Love the trailing wisteria? Book your reception when it’s in full bloom. • Inspect entrances, exits and restrooms. Are they attractive and easy to find? B O O K I N G T H E S I T E Secure your location before hiring all of your service providers. If you have your heart set on a particular venue, then by all means book it 12 to 18 months out. If you’re flexible about your venue selection and are open to different options, you can actually plan a wedding in 4 to 6 months.

408.293.2253 JENSCAKES.COM 1053 LINCOLN AVE, STE 100 | SAN JOSE Contact us today to schedule your complimentary wedding cake tasting!

PAPER DECOR Space.104 SAN JOSE 408.317.8514 INSTAGRAM.COM/SPACE.104

STYLE + DESIGN REAL WEDDINGS DESTINATION WEDDINGS FIND THESE BLOGS UNDER THE INSPIRATION TAB ON

TODAYSBRIDESF.COM T O D AY S B R I D E

sf. C O M

73


PLANNING

catering

6

C AT E R I N G If you are in a position to select your own caterer, try to narrow your list immediately to no more than three. When calling each caterer, have as much information ready as possible – your wedding date, your reception location, time of day, approximate number of guests, and degree of formality and theme, if applicable. F O O D I E S U N I T E Do you harbor a secret obsession for the Food Network? If so, you’re in good company. Couples across the country are releasing their inner-foodie, using both the cocktail party and reception to share their passion for the culinary arts. From Thai to Indian, Italian to Vietnamese, seafood to vegetarian, let your palate inspire. What better way to personalize your day than by sharing your secret love affair with food? The size and generational span of your guest list will influence selections, so take a quick look at your list before placing your final order, making sure there’s a little something for everyone.

WEDDING RECEPTIONS CORPORATE EVENTS SIT-DOWN SERVICE FUNDRAISERS DINNER BUFFETS BAR/BAT MITZVAHS KOSHER CATERING

Unity In Marin A

BEAUTIFUL

SETTING

• Historic Spanish Mission • Charming Wedding Chapel • Lush, Serene Courtyard • Unlimited Parking • Embracing Diversity and Same-Sex Marriage

415.475.5000 600 PALM DRIVE, NOVATO UNITYINMARINWEDDINGS.ORG

74

PLANNING

catering

C A LCUL AT ING T HE CO S T Caterers calculate their prices on a per-person basis according to the menu selection. To determine your overall food cost, simply multiply the number of guests by the cost per person. For example, if you have 150 guests and the cost of dinner and beverages is $85 per person, multiply 150 x $85 for a total food cost of $12,750. Mentally add an additional 10% for overage, and 15%-20% for the gratuity (aka service charge). Ask for prices inclusive of tax and gratuity. SEASONAL INGREDIENTS Making menu selections that utilize fresh, seasonal ingredients will be more cost effective than choosing exotic or out of season ingredients. Be open to cost saving suggestions by your caterer and be realistic about what your budget can deliver. T O P R E S E T O R N O T T O P R E S E T Many venues encourage a preset first course. While it definitely saves time, it can also make your reception look like a charity event. Instead of presetting the salad, consider doing the first dance at the beginning of the reception. Servers can bring out the first course while guests are admiring the results of those fancy dance lessons you convinced your fiancé to take.


weddings with

TA S T E C AT E R I N G . C O M

415-550-6464 SAN FRANCISCO

T O D AY S B R I D E

sf. C O M

75


LIZ BONFIELD

OVER 35 YEARS SUPPLYING THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA WITH QUALITY EVENT RENTALS

LETS GET YOUR EVENT STARTED! Hensley Event Resources translates your unique vision into a memorable experience. From delicate fine china to custom-draped tents, we’ve got you covered.

HENSLEYEVENTRESOURCES.COM 84 5

S TAN T O N

R O AD

BU R LI NGA M E

|

650.692.7007


F I N A L G U E S T C O U N T Typically the f inal guest count is required one week before the event. This will be the minimum number of people/meals for which you will actually be charged. Most caterers will plan on the addition of a few last minute guests and will add their meals to the final bill.

7

R E N TA L S Party rentals cover a variety of items, such as: tableware, linens,chair covers, tables and chairs, tents, dance floors, candelabras, fountains, plants, props, lounge furniture, vintage furniture, theme decor and more. Before contacting a rental company, have the following information available: • Y  our event date, time and location. • What items will be provided by the caterer: glass, flatware, china, buffet linens, etc. • What will be provided by the facility: tables, chairs, bar, linens, arbor, etc. • Total number of guests attending, including wedding party. • Number of wedding vendors being seated. • A tentative floor plan. • Table and chair requirements of your beverage service and disc jockey. • Food serving style. Buffet stations will need linens for each table and possibly props or decor.

FINE LINEN RENTALS FOR ALL YOUR SPECIAL EVENTS Gorgeous colors, vibrant patterns, and sumptuous fabrics to fit any budget. Mix prints for a fun, eclectic theme or choose chic sparkles for a glam soiree. The design-oriented team at NVL will happily assist you in creating a personalized look for your event.

510.788.4551 | 1315 63RD STREET, EMERYVILLE | NVLINENS.COM

C E R E M O N Y R E N TA L S A great deal of focus is placed on the decor for the reception. Not to be overlooked are the elements that literally set the stage for the wedding ceremony. Arbors, columns and pillars, topiaries, candelabras and chuppahs are props and structures readily available through most rental companies. L I N E N S Before you decide on colors and theme, you owe it to yourself to visit a rental or linen company. The st yles, tex ture, fabrics, colors and options available are staggering. A single linen can launch a flurry of ideas and imagination.

When tallying the number of linens needed, don’t forget the DJ table, back bar, buffet tables and other surfaces that may need a little coverage.

4 1 5 .6 4 1 .4 7 0 0 C AT E R I N G

|

.

T H O M A S JO H N E VE N TS .C O M

IMPECCABLE SERVICE

|

EVENT PLANNING

T O D AY S B R I D E

sf. C O M

77


PLANNING

rentals

CHAIRS TO CHINA LINENS TO LIGHTING TABLES TO TENTS

QUALITY INNOVATION SERVICE EXPERIENCE

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA 145 PARK LANE | BRISBANE 415.570.0470 SON O M A / H E A L D S B UR G 22674 BROADWAY, STE A 707.940.6060 | SONOMA

brightrentals.com

T A B L E S & C H A I R S In determining the number of tables and chairs needed, confirm possible extras: chairs for the ceremony, tables for the back bar, serving stations, DJ, cake and gifts. If your reception site offers an outdoor area, rent a few kiosks (elevated cocktail tables) for guests who’ll be slipping outside to smoke or get a breath of fresh air. If there’s the chance of extreme heat or rain, reserve market umbrellas to go over the tables. These extras will also affect your linen and floral orders. C H A I R S + C O V E R S Old and worn chairs can be an unsightly distraction from an otherwise elegant affair. Easy options for the “bad chair” dilemma are chair covers and chair rentals. There are myriad options available, which you’ll find in the style + design feature on pages 88-113. Most rental companies also include images of their inventory online, so be sure to check-out their websites. D E L I V E R Y Find out in advance what the delivery, set-up, pick-up and payment policies are. Coordinate with the facility manager to ensure the location will be open when the rental company delivers your order and that someone will be there to direct where items should go. Arrange for someone to monitor your rental items at the end of the event, paying particular attention to gathering, counting and bagging the linens for return. L I G H T I N G Nothing transforms a room as dramatically as lighting. It is the single most effective tool for creating ambiance and mood. Done properly, it can be the difference between intimate and institutional or ordinary and extraordinary.

Professional lighting is now a mainstream necessity for formal and evening weddings. Fortunately for today’s couples, it has also become quite affordable and increasingly flexible in accommodating various venues and restrictions. Achieve maximum impact by hiring a professional lighting company. Their ability to draw attention to key elements of décor, throw dramatic silhouettes on walls and create warmthwarmth and romance is worth the investment. 78

PLANNING

rentals


T O D AY S B R I D E

sf. C O M

79


CLA NE G ESSEL

ADD IMPACT TO YOUR EVENT

SMALL DETAILS CREATE BIG IMPACT. FROM CONCEPT TO EVENT, LET US PROVIDE YOU WITH CUSTOM DETAILED SERVICE. 8 0 0 . 4 5 7. 7 5 0 1 | W W W. I M PA C T S F. C O M


CUSTOM MUSIC FOR AN EXCLUSIVE EXPERIENCE

8

FLOWERS When interviewing a floral designer, look for their use of color, texture, and overall flair. Share your ideas and your vision, and be open to their suggestions. Ask about the rentals they provide, as many have large prop closets filled with arches, chuppahs, and vases of every size, shape and style. B E P R E PA R E D How do you express what you want when you don’t know the names for the flowers you like? Pictures, pictures, pictures. Before your initial consultation check the style + design feature on pages 88 to 113 and visit TodaysBrideSF.com. Also, create a Pinterest board to keep track of all your ideas. T I M E - O F - D AY Yo u r f l o r a l s s h o u l d l a s t throughout the day. Some flowers hold up beautifully in the sun; others are better suited for indoors. Let your designer know the time and month your wedding is taking place so they can advise you on what flowers remain perky and perfect under the palm trees, and which wilt before the wedding reception. C E R E M O N Y F L O W E R S Repurpose ceremony flowers for your reception. Ceremony arrangements are ideal for buffet tables, and aisle flowers can be used to decorate powder rooms, staircases and small hallway tables. Using these items twice helps maximize your budget. R E C E P T I O N F L O W E R S The venue will greatly influence your floral design needs. High ceilings call for bolder, more dramatic arrangements, while an outdoor venue can be accented with succulents, rustic, potted plants or flowering blooms.

9

MUSIC There are three major segments for which to plan your music: the ceremony, the cocktail hour and the reception. CEREMONY + VENUE RESTRICTIONS If your ceremony is at a house of worship, inquire about possible music restrictions before booking your musicians. Likewise with your reception venue. Whether you intend to have a DJ, a band, or both, be sure to ask about any restrictions regarding the type, volume or duration of music.

PA S S I O N AT E D J + M C CUSTOM DESIGNED MUSIC MIXES I L L U M I N AT E D L E D S O U N D S TAT I O N ARTISTIC AMBIENT LIGHTING AERIALISTS + DANCERS SINGERS + MUSICIANS

AARON “DJ LAMORTE” BAY AREA BASED | 323.203.6707 AV L E N T E R TA I N M E N T. C O M

ELECTRI FYING ENT E R TA IN MENT WORLD-RENOWNED TALENT WITH A REPERTOIRE OF HIGH QUALITY, ARTISTIC ENTERTAINMENT FROM THE MESMERIZING TO THE THRILLING.

Custom Design Productions High Fashion Costuming Innovative Lighting Technology Headline DJ’s and Bands

650.888.2523 EARTHCIRCUS.COM

T O D AY S B R I D E

sf. C O M

81


PLANNING

entertainment

B A N D S The size of the band needed will greatly depend on the number of guests you invite. Here’s a suggested formula for calculating the size of band you’ll need. For up to 100 guests a 3 to 4 piece band is recommended. For 100-200 guests allow for a 5 to 7 piece band; 200-300 guests, provide a 7 to 9 piece band or orchestra.

elite

ENTERTAINMENT ► PROFESSIONAL DJ’S ► EVENT LIGHTING ► P H OTO B O OT H S

408.733.8833 | 683 E. BROKAW ROAD, SAN JOSE | E3MUSIC.COM

CUS T OM

LI G HT I N G

SPEC I A LI ZI N G MULT I - AWA RD OV E R

I N

+

PHOT O

ET HN I C

WI N N I N G

1 0 0 , 0 0 0

HI T

BO O TH

S ON G S

MOBILE DJ | KARAOKE | MC

4 1 5 . 6 0 8 . 8 2 2 2 | P O R TA B L E PA R T Y D J . C O M | O W N E R - J E R R Y S C H U LT Z

PLANNING

entertainment

SONG SELECTIONS Once you’ve decided on a DJ, band, or both, provide them with a list of songs you would, and would not like played at the reception, as well as the songs for your first dance, cake cutting and any other moments you’d like to accentuate with a specific song. Keep in mind that while you may love jazz or alternative music, those types of music don’talways make great dance selections,especially for hours on end. Give your professionals the freedom to truly entertain your guests by mixing a few of your personal preferences with a balance of tried and true reception crowd pleasers. An experienced entertainer will know how to read the crowd and keep the party jumping, but only if you let them. T H E E M C E E Provide your emcee with a schedule of events. If there are any special introductions to be made, be sure to review the correct pronunciation of the names and relay what each person’s relationship is to the bride and groom.

W E D D IN GS SE R VIC E S

PORTABLE PARTY CREW-WEST 82

D I S C J O C K E Y S Couples traditionally engage disc jockeys for their ability to provide a wide variety of music. They can play all of your favorite songs, each performed by the original artists, and because DJ’s work with prerecorded music, your entertainment is continuous, even during breaks.

To avoid any awkward moments, let your emcee know about any family sensitivities. They can phrase announcements and introductions in a way to make everyone feel comfortable and acknowledged, but only if they’re aware of the situation.

10

THE RECEPTION Your reception will account for the majority of your wedding budget and planning


efforts. Make the most of both by taking time to orchestrate it. TR ANSITION FROM CEREMONY TO RECEP TION Avoid a large tim e gap b et we e n th e ceremony and reception. Out-of-town guests tend to feel a little lost; guests arrive at the reception feeling less than fresh after wearing the same celebratory clothes all day; and those with children will have to arrange for all-day childcare. D I R E C T I N G Y O U R G U E S T S If the ceremony and reception are at different locations, specifically designate someone to greet and guide your guests to the cocktail or reception area, or make sure there are adequate signs directing them to the proper place. A S S I G N E D S E AT I N G If you opt for assigned seating, provide a copy of the seating chart to your caterer or event planner so they can arrange the seating cards in advance. In the case of open seating, reserve specific tables for yourselves and the bridal party, as well as family and honored guests. T I M E L I N E Most receptions last about four hours. That compressed amount of time, should accommodate the following:

• F  ormal introduction of the bride and groom (as you enter the room) • Seating of guests at their tables • Y  our first dance, joined by your parents, then wedding party, then guests • Toasts, to begin as the first course is served • Main course • Dancing • Cake cutting and dessert course • Bouquet and garter toss • Grand finale—the couple’s departure M AKE IT YOU

While the very idea of a ceremony and reception may seem quite traditional, yours can be completely unique. Weave your interests, hobbies, culture and passions into the tapestry of your celebration. And most importantly, don’t sweat the small stuff. Things happen and plans change. TBsf T O D AY S B R I D E

sf. C O M

83


VINTAGE FEMININITY

RUSTIC RESTORATION

ULTRA MODERN

SEXY GLAMOUR

CLASSIC OPULENCE

FEMININE GLAMOUR

PHOTOGRAPHY BY (LEFT TO RIGHT) Left Page: Jennifer Skog | Right Page: Ashley Maxwell, Ray Sy, Augie Chang, Chung Li, Ashley Maxwell, Jennifer Skog


SANDRA FAZZINO PHOTOGRAPHY | ANNA MARIE EVENTS | SOULFLOWER DESIGN STUDIO


STYLE +DESIGN

T O D AY S B R I D E

sf. C O M

87


s r e t t i l g t a h all t

is gold


P H O T O G R A P H E R S C O T T C L A R K D E S I G N E R A S AV V Y E V E N T F L O W E R S N A N C Y L I U C H I N D E S I G N S C I N E M AT O G R A P H E R S W O O N F I L M S L I N E N S L A TAV O L A P G . 7 8 R E N TA L S B R I G H T E V E N T R E N TA L S P G . 7 8 D E S S E RT S H O N E Y C O M B E V E N T S L O C AT I O N B U E N A V I S TA W I N E RY P O P P E R S T H I M B L E P R E S S TABL E TO P WEST ELM /Z GALLERIE PAPER FOREVER HEYD AY/GR EENVINE LETTER ING T O D AY S B R I D E

sf. C O M

89


GARDEN ELEGANCE


PHOTOGRAPHER GENE HIGA DESIGNER/LINENS WILDFLOWER LINEN FLORALS NISIE’S ENCHANTED FLORIST L O C AT I O N M O N TA G E L A G U N A B E A C H

T O D AY S B R I D E

sf. C O M

91


floral


PHOTOGRAPHER COLSON GRIFFITH DESIGNERS CAROLYN WILSON WEDDINGS & EVENTS PG.72/GINGERLEAF FLORAL LINENS LA TAVOLA PG.78 LOCATION DE YOUNG MUSEUM RENTALS STUART EVENT RENTALS FLORALS GINGERLEAF FLORAL CAKE THREE LITTLE CAKES PAPER CREATIVE DESIGNS BY MIMI CINEMATOGRAPHER AVR FILMS HAIR I DO DRY STYLE MAKEUP TYLER LEONARD GOWN J’AIME BRIDAL SUIT MEN’S WAREHOUSE FABRICATION RASCO MANUFACTURING CEREMONY STRUCTURE UNDER THE CHUPPAH T O D AY S B R I D E

sf. C O M

93


vintage glamour


P H O T O G R A P H E R J E S S I C A B U R K E D E S I G N E R C A S S Y R O S E E V E N T S F L O R A L S S T U D I O M O N D I N E V I N TA G E R E N TA L S O N E T R U E L O V E TA B L E T O P F R A N C I S L A N E C H A I R S C L A S S I C PA R T Y R E N TA L S L I N E N S L A TAV O L A P G . 7 8 C A L L I G R A P H Y C U R L I E C U E D E S I G N S S I G N S TARYN EKLUND INK HAIR + MAKEUP PRETTYOLOGIE CAKE JASMINE RAE CAKES LOCATION ASTI WINERY GOWN KINSLEY JAMES PG.139 RINGS DAVID CLAY EARRINGS RENEE PAWELE GROOM’S ATTIRE VERA WANG T O D AY S B R I D E

sf. C O M

95


DUTCH MASTERS


PHOTOGRAPHER JUNIPER SPRING DESIGNER CREATIVE FLOW RENTALS PLEASANTON PARTY RENTALS FLORALS VIOLETTA FLOWERS SP E C I A LT Y RE N TA LS TR U NK S + TALES L I N EN S / PAPER CREATIVE FLOW LOCAT ION/FURNIT URE PA GEO LAVEND ER FA RM C A K E C R E AT I V E C A K E S B Y D E B R A T O D AY S B R I D E

sf. C O M

97


Ladyof the

lake


PHOTOGRAPHER A GIRL AND A CAMERA DESIGNER RYDER SLOAN EVENTS FLORALS SWEETNESS + LIGHT FLOWERS CAKE CAKE COQUETTE PAPER AUGUST + OSCEOLA LINENS LA TAVOLA PG.78 RENTALS THE THEONI COLLECTION LOCATION OLYMPIA’S VALLEY ESTATE ETCHED BOTTLES RECLAMATION ETCHWORKS CUSTOM WOODWORK SPYNDRYFT HAIR + MAKEUP MARISA PEREL JEWELRY DILARA SAATCI GOWN DAUGHTER’S OF SIMONE T O D AY S B R I D E

sf. C O M

99


BRIDAL

BOTANICAL


PHOTOGRAPHER ASHLEY MAXWELL FLORAL + EVENT DESIGN ASIEL DESIGN PG.84 TA B L E T O P R E N TA L S P L E A S A N T O N R E N TA L S F U R N I T U R E R E N TA L S B L U E P R I N T S T U D I O S , B A C K C O V E R L I N E N S N A PA VA L L E Y L I N E N S P G . 7 7 C A K E S W E E T T O O T H C O N F E C T I O N S L O C AT I O N C A S A R E A L PA P E R S W E E T FA C E D E S I G N L I G H T I N G / FA B R I C / D R A P E E N H A N C E D L I G H T I N G T O D AY S B R I D E

sf. C O M

101


BeachBliss


PHOTOGRAPHER RAHEL MENIG DESIGNER/FLORALS FIONNA FLORAL RENTALS ALEXIS PARTY RENTALS L O C AT I O N C A L I F O R N I A C O A S T C A K E J U S T C A K E PA P E R H E A R T PA P E R S O U L

HAIR + MAKEUP KELLY JONES MAKEUP

T O D AY S B R I D E

sf. C O M

103


refined


P HO T OG RA P H E R J U L I E CAH ILL D E S I GN E R E EV EN T S CO . FLORALS SEA SCA PE FLOWERS CAK E D ER EK HA GGLOF PAPER FOR EVE R HEY D AY R E N TA L S C L A S S I C PA R T Y R E N TA L S V I N TA G E R E N TA L S F O U R A G E V I N TA G E R E N TA L S + F I N D S H A I R + M A K E U P K E L LY J O N E S M A K E U P L O C AT I O N S A N D R O C K FA R M G O W N T H E D R E S S T H E O R Y P H O T O B O O T H T H E B O O T H B U S T O D AY S B R I D E

sf. C O M

105


DESERT


P H O T O G R A P H E R A R R O W O O D P H O T O G R A P H Y E V E N T P L A N N E R / D E S I G N E R M O R G A N E V E N T S F L O R A L S YA S M I N E F L O R A L D E S I G N R E N TA L S B L U E P R I N T S T U D I O S , B A C K C O V E R L I N E N S L A TAV O L A P G . 7 8 R E N TA L S C L A S S I C PA R T Y R E N TA L S L I G H T I N G G O T L I G H T ? P H O T O B O O T H D E N O N + D O Y L E C AT E R E R C O M P O N E R E T E N T I N G Z E P H Y R T E N T S C A K E R O S E D E S G E O R G E S T O D AY S B R I D E

sf. C O M

107


URBAN

garden


P H O T O G R A P H E R B R I T T R E N E P H O T O D E S I G N E R B U Z Z W O R T H Y E V E N T S F L O R A L S W I S H S O C I A L E V E N T S PA P E R T H E I D E A E M P O R I U M L I G H T I N G T H E S TA B L E C A F E S P E C I A L T Y R E N TA L S M M C L AY V E N U E / D E S S E R T S / C AT E R E R T H E C H E E S E S C H O O L O F S A N F R A N C I S C O D R E S S F O R L O V E A N D L E M O N S H A I R K AT I E N A S H B E A U T Y J E W E L R Y S W E E T A N D S PA R K T O D AY S B R I D E

sf. C O M

109


Champagne soiree BRIDAL

SHOWER


P H O T O G R A P H E R R O B I N J O L I N D E S I G N E R B E F O R E T H E G O W N F L O R A L S E T C D E S I G N S R E N TA L S E N C O R E E V E N T R E N TA L S C H A M PA G N E M A R S H M A L L O W S S W E E T F L O ’ S C A N D Y L O C AT I O N T H E B A R L O W C O N F E T T I C O N F E T T I B A R

T O D AY S B R I D E

sf. C O M

111


KATE SPADE

INSPIRED BR I DA L SHOW ER


PHOTOGRAPHER MELANIE DUERKOPP DESIGNER GLOW EVENT DESIGN FLORALS NANCY LIU CHIN DESIGNS LINENS LA TAVOLA PG.78 R E NTA L S B L U E P R I N T S TU D IO S, BACK CO V ER C AKE T H E WHOLE CA KE M ACARONS CHA NTA L GUILLON MA CA R ONS CHA L KB O A RD A RT IS T S W O O N CU ST O M CH ALK PAPER U NION STR EET PA PERY HAIR + M AK EUP J BEA UTIQUE T O D AY S B R I D E

sf. C O M

113


JASMINE WANG PHOTOGRAPHY | ANAIS EVENT PLANNING + DESIGN


CAPTURED PHOTOS + VIDEO

T O D AY S B R I D E

sf. C O M

115


documented 1day captured

ALL THE DECISIONS YOU MAKE WHEN PLANNING A WEDDING ARE IMPORTANT. FEW, HOWEVER, ARE MORE CRUCIAL, LONG-TERM, THAN CHOOSING THE RIGHT PHOTOGRAPHER AND CINEMATOGRAPHER.

Your photographer and cinematographer will be with you for a large part of your wedding day. Make it a priority to find professionals with positive energy and attitude—someone you have chemistry with. The more you “click” together, the better your photographs and video will be.

FINDING YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER As tempted as you may be to enlist the talents of an acquaintance who dabbles in photography—don’t. Experienced photographers have the experience, equipment and know-how to make your photographs sensational. They understand the different moods created by proper lighting and posing, and use reliable techniques and equipment to create quality images. Not to be overlooked is the fact that your photographer has but one opportunity to get it right. There are no second chances. S T Y L E Just a few years ago wedding photography styles could be conveniently grouped into two categories: traditional and photojournalistic. Not so, today. As you delve into the task of finding your lens master, you’ll quickly discover a plethora of new styles. From vibrant enhanced color process to the milky, washed-out tones of the vintage process, or even the retro Fuji Instant prints, photographers are doing more with specialty filters, lenses and post production software than ever before. Find a photographer whose portfolio showcases the style you’re drawn to. 116

PHOTOGRAPHY

captured

L I G H T I N G Like photographic styles, you’ll find that most photographers have specific strengths and preferences when it comes to lighting. Some are masters with natural light, others excel in delivering spectacular images from indoor and low-light conditions. Skill is required, regardless. When looking at portfolios, think about the time of day and location where you’ll be getting married. If your reception is midday, outdoors, but the images you love in the portfolio are all dark, moody and shot indoors, you might want to look a little further for a photographer whose body of work features a nice volume of outdoor or natural light images. E Q U I P M E N T Some photographers shoot with film, others have migrated to digital. Is one better than the other? Not necessarily. Some photographers prefer the end product film delivers, while others prefer the convenience of digital. The most important factor is the quality of images in the photographer’s albums. If you like what you see, and can be guaranteed the same camera that captured those images will be capturing yours, don’t worry about what type of equipment or format. View the work! B L A C K & W H I T E Of course you’ll want to capture the vivid hues of your centerpieces and décor with vibrant, color photos. However, when it comes to documenting the emotional, unscripted moments of the day, black-and-white is in a class all by itself. The fewer colors your eyes have


118

PHOTOGRAPHY

captured


TIMING One of the most common planning mistakes is shortchanging the p h oto grap h e r o n tim e b et we e n th e ceremony and reception. To lessen the pressure consider doing all the bridal party and bride and groom photos prior to the ceremony. Your event planner and photographer can set up a private moment for the two of you to see each other before the wedding party joins the show. Rely on your photographer’s suggested time allocation. If you cut it short, don’t expect to get all the images on your wish list.

hotography

Q

to process, the easier it is to focus on the subject matter. Black-and-white is great for capturing intimate and sentimental close-ups such as: mom buttoning the gown, the vows, the kiss and the first dance. In addition, black-and-white helps mask skin imperfections because shades of gray don’t record blotchy, skin irritations. It’s also perfect for those “getting ready” shots.

at its

FINEST

C AT H E R I N E H A L L S T U D I O S .CO M 415 . 8 39. 6711

M U S T H AV E S H O T S I f y o u h a v e a l a r g e wedding party or family and want a series of posed group shots, compile a list of the persons or families you’d like in each shot. Provide the list to your photographer and event planner, or the person in charge of assembling everyone to be photographed. Nothing holds up a celebration more than waiting for missing people. T H E C O S T Most basic packages start at around $2,800 but can easily reach five to six times that amount. Expect a range of prices depending on the skill, experience and demand for the photographer. Most packages include an engagement session, a block-of-time the day of your wedding, reproduction and post-production for the wedding album, two parents’ albums and enlargements for framing.

If proofs aren’t included in the package, and you can’t imagine not owning each and every photo from your wedding, ask if they can be purchased. D O - I T-YO U R S E L F If considering the purchase of your negatives or raw images on disc and handling the reproduction yourself, be prepared to weed through

888.518.6575 | milouandolin.com

T O D AY S B R I D E

sf. C O M

119


a thousand images, arrange for photo retouching, find someone to develop the prints, find and order the album, and finally construct the album or scrapbook. Evaluate this option realistically. You don’t want to end up twelve months down the road with your proofs and negatives disorganized sitting in a box. Our advice: leave everything to the professionals. A S S I S T A N T S Most photographers work with an experienced and professional assistant. While the photographer concentrates on lighting and equipment, the assistant is watching the details; arranging the hem of your gown, smoothing out wrinkles, etc. Although hiring a photographer with a qualified assistant may cost more, it’s worth the investment. If a photographer you’re interested in does not work with an assistant, confirm the images you admired were taken without additional help. C E R E M O N Y A sk your photographer to communicate with your minister, rabbi or priest, to avoid last-minute situations where his or her lighting might not be allowed in their house of worship.

FLIPBOOKS, THE PERFECT WEDDING FAVOR!

We shoot a 7 second video clip of you and your guests, print, then create a 60 page interactive flipbook in about one minute! Inquire for dates and availability. thelaughbox.com • 415.935.9807 | Photo by Bellalu Photography

TM

photo booths instagram printing FLIP BOOKS SLOW MOTION STUDIO and more OPEN SET

snapfiesta . com 855.SNAPFIESTA

7 6 2 - 7 3 4 3

@snapfiesta 120

PHOTOGRAPHY

captured

EXCLUSIVE OFFER FOR TODAY’S BRIDE READERS SNAPFIESTA.COM/TBSF

B O O K I T Secure your photographer eight to ten months in advance. Provide exact locations and times for the ceremony and reception and agree upon a time for prewedding photos such as those with the bride, bridesmaids and parents as well as the groom and groomsmen. Although there are certain prerequisite shots, it still helps to provide your photographer with a checklist of these and other shots you absolutely must have. It is also a good idea to provide a schedule of events, such as the arrival, the first dance, cake cutting, etc., so your photographer is prepared.

FINDING A CINEMATOGRAPHER The most amazing thing happens the day of your wedding. Your feet never touch the ground, you can’t stop smiling and by the following day you can’t remember half of what happened. It’s true. Of course there’s good reason for not remembering certain things, like watching the flower girl inch her way down the aisle with ring bearer in tow, or catching the groom’s nervous glance as he


BAMBI CANTRELL | PHOTOGRAPHER

Elegant TIMELESSAuthentic CANTRELL PORTRAIT DESIGN, INC

C A N T R E L L P O R T R A I T. C O M

|

( 9 2 5 ) 9 3 4 - 1 9 9 4

T O D AY S B R I D E

sf. C O M

121


YOUR LOVE STORY

TOLD IN THE MOST ROMANTIC & TIMELESS WAY At Modern Love Photography we don't want to simply photograph your wedding. We want to tell your love story, create your ďŹ rst family heirloom and capture the love & intimacy of such a momentous occasion with all of the beauty and grace it deserves.

www.modernlovephotography.com WEDDINGS@MODERNLOVEPHOTOGRAPHY.COM

122

PHOTOGRAPHY

captured


takes his walk up the aisle. Simply put, the bride isn’t there for these priceless moments. She’s at the back of the church on her father’s arm, awaiting her grand entrance. What better reason could there possibly be for hiring a cinematographer? Nothing captures the moment like moving sight and sound. A well edited wedding video is the best way to experience all the moments you missed.

INSPIRATION

As in most cases, the best in the trade are hired quickly, so don’t procrastinate. Start reviewing online demos and narrowing your choices as soon as you’ve booked your venue. Ask to view a video that was actually delivered to a client and shot by the professional you intend to hire. This allows you to see their style with material from one wedding, as opposed to a series of “best shots” woven into a demo.

YOUR DAY DONE YOUR WAY

TODAY’S BRIDE S A N F R A N C I S C O B AY A R E A

REAL WEDDINGS

to INSPIRE

over250 and VENUES

LOCAL SERVICES

28

TODAY’S BRIDE decor Beautiful GOWNS PAGES OF

TABLEICIOUS WEDDING

YOUR DAY DONE YOUR WAY

S A N F R A N C I S C O B AY A R E A

REAL

toWEDDINGS INSPIRE

Beautiful GOWNS over250 and

$5.9 5 DI S P L AY U NTI L DECE MBE R 1

EVENT DESIGN | EVENT RENTALS | CUSTOM FABRICATION | PRINTING SOLUTIONS BLUEPRINTSTUDIOS.COM

STYLES & PRICING There are basically two methods of videotaping: documentary and cinematic. The documentary is typically a two hour version with a ten to fifteen minute highlights piece. Expect to invest anywhere from $2,500 to $3,500 for this style of video. Cinematic is usually thirty-five to fortyfive minutes long. It is edited throughout in much the same way as the highlights piece, creating an entertaining movie that tells a story. The shorter and tighter the video, the more time it takes to edit. This can take up to fifty (plus) hours to create. The price is commensurate with the effort, closer to the $4,000 to $7,500 range. TIP S FOR A BE T TER VIDEO • Don’t chew gum, it looks bad on video.

• Act natural. Don’t duck and avoid, just pretend the camera isn’t there. • Walk slowly when going down the aisle so cameramen can get plenty of footage. • Allow your cinematographers to move around. You’ll get better footage if they’re not confined to a tripod at the back. • Semi-competitors, your photographer and cinematographer will need to work side-by-side the day of your wedding, each trying to capture the same moments via different medium. It’s a huge plus if they like working together. • Provide a secure place for your vendors to store their backup equipment. TBsf

|

N. CALIFORNIA 415.922.9004

|

S. CALIFORNIA 855.922.9004

VENUES

LOCAL SERVICES

28

decor

PAGES OF

TABLEICIOUS WEDDING

$5.95 JANUARY 1 TO MARCH 31

EVENT DESIGN | EVENT RENTALS | CUSTOM FABRICATION | PRINTING SOLUTIONS BLUEPRINTSTUDIOS.COM

|

N. CALIFORNIA 415.922.9004

|

S. CALIFORNIA 855.922.9004

VENUES LOCAL SERVICES WEDDING FAIRS STYLE + DESIGN BLOG GOWN TRUNK SHOWS REAL WEDDINGS BLOG DESTINATION WEDDINGS WHAT’S NEW + WHAT’S TRENDING

TODAYSBRIDEsf.com T O D AY S B R I D E

sf. C O M

123


romantic

GLAMOUR


P H OTO G RA P H E R MOD E R N LO V E P H O T O GRAP H Y P G.122 H A I R A MY CA RTE R HA I R P G.141 M A KE U P A S A L B E A U TY P G .142 GOW N J I N WA N G P G .1 3 8


GOWN NOUVELLE VOGUE PG.138


G O W N + C A P E J I N WA N G P G . 1 3 8


GOWN NOUVELLE VOGUE PG.138


SANDRA FAZZINO PHOTOGRAPHY | NOUVELLE VOGUE | SKYLA ARTS


FASHION AND BEAUTY

T O D AY S B R I D E

sf. C O M

133


10 gown

things to know

TOP for a

about shopping

OF ALL THE PLANS, PREPARATIONS AND PURCHASES MADE FOR YOUR

WEDDING, NOTHING WILL MORE DRAMATICALLY AFFECT HOW YOU FEEL ON THAT DAY, THAN YOUR GOWN.

1

THE SALON You may wonder why bridal salons require an appointment to try on gowns. Here’s the reason why—bridal salons offer a wide selection of gown styles all in one size. Limiting the number of dresses to one size per style allows them to carry a larger selection. Because the salon has only one gown from each style, they take special care to keep the dresses in good condition. For this reason, salon consultants always assist brides in trying on the gowns.

2

INFLUENCERS Before you get your heart set on a gown you simply can’t live without, ask if the house of worship where you’ll marry, has any restrictions. Some will not permit a bride to show bare shoulders or her back. It’s certainly worth a call to confirm before your first bridal salon appointment. Another factor is your reception location and the time of year and day you’ll wed. An outdoor, afternoon, garden wedding calls for a totally different gown than an evening wedding at the St. Regis’ Gallery Ballroom.

3

THE APPOINTMENT During your first appointment tr y on different styles, even those you normally w o u l d n ’ t c h o o s e . Tr u s t y o u r s a l o n consultant to lead you in the right direction. A n ex p e r i e n c e d c o n s u l t a nt wi l l b e 134

FA S H I O N

10 steps to finding your gown

invaluable in helping you select styles that flatter your best features and camouflage the flaws. Of course that in no way means you should ignore your own preferences. Be absolutely forthcoming with your comfort level and reactions to each gown you try on. Is the fabric too heavy, the neckline too low? Don’t be afraid to speak up. If an off-the-shoulder gown has you fidgeting now, girlfriend, just think of the discomfort on your wedding day. No, thank you! The absolute last thing you want to be doing is tugging self-consciously at your dress all day. Your wedding day mantra should be, ‘beautiful, comfortable, confident.’

4

THE TEN SILHOUETTES There are ten basic silhouettes that make up almost all wedding gowns, and more than likely, at least one will be flattering on your body type. Being well versed in wedding gown vocabulary is vital. Here are a few key terms-of-art to get you on your way. And remember; trust your bridal consultant when it comes to trying on different styles. T H E B A L L G O W N The cut that exemplifies romance. This silhouette incorporates a natural or dropped waist, set off with a full skirt. Think Cinderella, waltzing with your prince at the reception. Extremely flattering around the waist. The volume of this dress might overtake the petite bride


A L LU R E . A L LU R E CO U T U R E . A L LU R E R O M A N C E . B LUSH . E L L IS . E N ZOA N I . E N ZOA N I B LU E E S S E N S E O F A U S T R A L I A . H AY L E Y PA I G E . M A G G I E S O T T E R O . M A R T I N A L I A N A . M I K A E L L A PA L O M A B L A N C A . P R O N O V I A S . S O T T E R O & M I D G L E Y . S T E L L A Y O R K . TA R A K E E LY . W T O O 5 1 0 . 2 1 7 . 8 0 7 6 | 2 4 1 8 C E N T R A L AV E N U E , A L A M E D A | J A N E N E S B R I D A L . C O M


but it’s a good choice for an average height bride with very romantic taste.

Bridal FOR

T H E A - L I N E Flattering to most figures. The

secret? A slim fitting narrow top that skims the rib cage and hips, extending out in an “A” triangle along the body. Look in your closet; chances are you’ll find many of your skirts have an A-line cut. There’s a reason after all; A-lines add height, minimize curvy hips, and create an overall slimming profile.

DRE S S E S & G OW N S

SOLD IN FINE BOUTIQUES THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY M A DE IN SOUTH SA N FR A NCISCO

T H E B A L L E R I N A Inspired by the costumes of classical ballet, made of ultrafine fabrics with a fitted waistline and classic full skirt, this silhouette can court a formal event while still being relaxed and easy to move in. It’s quite flattering on medium to tall frames, but tends to shorten the appearance of petite brides.

B Y A P P O I N TM E NT S O UT H SA N F R A N CIS CO 650.872.1100

T H E B U S T L E B A C K When seen from the side,

S I R I I NC . C O M

this dress has the S-shaped silhouette that was so favored by women of the late 19th century. More recently seen on Hollywood’s red carpet as modern day starlets take a page from the past.

C O U T U R E B R I DA L

1933 UNION ST. | 2ND FLOOR | SAN FRANCISCO 933 N. LA CIENEGA BLVD | LOS ANGELES 415.351.1588 | JINZABRIDAL.COM

sayYes at... GESINEE’S BRIDAL

EXTENSIVE SELECTION OF DESIGNER GOWNS AND FORMALWEAR. 925.686.6444 | GESINEESBRIDAL.COM | 2368 CONCORD BLVD | CONCORD

136

FA S H I O N

10 steps to finding your gown

NATASHA GILLETT

JINZA

T H E P R I N C E S S Another unanimously flattering cut, cousin to the A-line. The difference? Seams that run fluidly from the neckline, through the waist and skimming down the hips. The princess cut universally slims and lengthens. Ideal for brides with a petite figure and small waist. T H E C O L U M N O R S H E AT H Ah, the timeless style and sophistication of Audrey Hepburn. Desire her dresses? She’s all about the sheath. This is the cut for the sexy yet understated bride. With its slim profile, strategically placed darts and seams, the sheath shows your body without an overwhelming display of skin. Flattering to the petite, slim, tall or thin bride. Also flattering for slender but broad shouldered athletic builds. T H E E M P I R E Elect to be a Queen. Napoleon’s

Josephine made this style all the rage. Here’s why: the empire waist is a


seam that falls right below the bust, elongating the petite bride and flattering the smaller busted. It enhances the waist while flattering the hips. If you have a long neck and want to wear big jewelry, the empire is a cut above the rest

INTRODUCING

THE BAY AREA’S NEWEST BRIDAL BOUTIQUE

T HE SL IP DRE S S Love the feeling of your

favorite negligee? N ow imagine it in sumptuous silk and skimming your curves all the way down to your ankles. Ready for your figure to show? This is the cut for you. Only 1930’s loving, glamour goddesses need apply. THE MERMAID This silhouette, contours the

body from chest to knee then flares out close to the hem. It accentuates your curves, creating that coveted hour glass shape. THE TRUMPET It’s somewhat of a hybrid

between the mermaid silhouette and the modified A-line, but flairs out higher on the skirt at about mid-thigh.

3569 MT. DIA BLO BLVD. SUITE E • L A FAYETTE, CA LIFOR NIA 94549 925.298.4100 • L ACEA NDBUSTLE.COM • HELLO@L ACEA NDBUSTLE.COM

5

VEIL OR NOT Your dress will most likely have some influence over what veil or headpiece you ultimately choose. As for rules, there are none. If you feel romantic and gorgeous in a veil, wear it. If you prefer a tiara, you go girl. If you plan on rockin’ a fabulous updo and don’t want to cover it up, sprinkle in a little bling with rhinestone barrettes or pins. Feel like donning a sassy bird cage veil? Do it. What’s our wedding day mantra? That’s right...”beautiful, comfortable, confident.’

6

WHEN TO SHOP Realistically, you should start shopping for your gown at least six months prior to the wedding, especially if you’re considering a custom made gown. Allow plenty of time for alterations.

7

THE COST Wedding gowns range from $1,000 to $10,000 or more, plus alterations. Tell your salon consultant up front what your

LOVELY BRIDE | 415.962.7415 | 2266 UNION STREET, SAN FRANCISCO | LOVELYBRIDE.COM

T O D AY S B R I D E

sf. C O M

137


budget is so she can direct you towards gowns in your price range.

BRUCE DAMONTE

While it is only natural to want the best price possible, keep in mind that the cost not only covers the material and labor involved in creating a gown, it also covers the time invested by your salon consultant. Looking for your wedding gown can be one of the most enjoyable aspects of planning a wedding....trying on beautiful gowns, being pampered and waited on by your own personal consultant. Push too hard for a lesser price and you may lose the special service and attention to detail you would have received with the original price.

J I N WA N G S A N F R A N C I S C O 3 0 0 G R A N T AV E , P E N T H O U S E S U I T E SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94108 4 1 5 . 3 9 7 . 9 1 1 1 | I N F O - S F @ J I N WA N G . N E T BY APPOINTMENT

J I N WA N G S I L I C O N VA L L E Y 3 5 9 S TAT E S T R E E T L O S A LT O S , C A 9 4 0 2 2 6 5 0 . 2 6 2 . 7 0 7 7 | I N F O - S V @ J I N WA N G . N E T W W W. J I N WA N G . N E T

650.347.3444 BY APPOINTMENT PRESTIGIOUS INTERNATIONAL DESIGNERS NOUVELLEVOGUEBRIDAL.COM

We dress the dreams

OF STYLISH WOMEN from around the world

8

A LT E R AT I O N S The bridal salon will take measurements to assist you in ordering the correct gown size based on the manufacturer’s size chart. However, unless you’re as fit as a swimsuit model, expect at least minimal alterations. Especially if your upper and lower body proportions are two different sizes. Of course there are some salons that offer gown styles to choose from, but custom make the gown to your body measurements. In which case, you can check one more item off your to-do list.

9

TRUNK SHOWS Most bridal salons carry a few gowns from each of their select group of designers. Trunk shows provide the opportunity for you to see and try on an even larger selection from these designers. In addition, it’s an opportunity to meet the designer, or company representative, in person. Appointments are highly recommended. Visit BayAreaBridalShows.com for a list of upcoming trunk shows.

10

510.282.0730 | 5332 COLLEGE AVE, OAKLAND | IDOBRIDALCA.COM

138

FA S H I O N

10 steps to finding your gown

LINGERIE Once you’ve selected your gown, ask your salon consultant for recommendations on the appropriate lingerie. Make sure these garments supply the perfect


With all the blissful anticipation and expectations that will surround the wedding, you’ll undoubtedly experience your portion of aggravation and frustration. That’s why it’s so important to surround yourself with the girlfriends and family who love and know you best (for better or for worse), and who can lend support, as well as assistance with the myriad of tasks ahead. FA MILY OBL IGAT IONS When selecting

attendants from your close circle of friends and family, it is a nice gesture to invite at least one of the groom’s sisters to be a bridesmaid and one of the bride’s brothers to be a groomsman or usher, but it is certainly no breach of etiquette should you choose otherwise. HOW MANY The number of bridesmaids and groomsmen in your entourage will greatly depend on the size and style of your wedding. Large, formal weddings call for larger bridal parties, while small, informal ceremonies are fine with simply a maid-ofhonor and best man. Plan for at least one usher for every 50 guests to avoid seating delays. And while you’ll certainly want each of your bridesmaids to be escorted down

KINSLEYJAMES.COM WALNUT CREEK | 925.330.9228

Rin’s Bridal WEDD IN G

GO W N S

B R I DE S M A ID S MOT H E R S EV E N IN G

G O W N S

ALLURE BRIDAL

SE LE C TI NG YO UR B RID ES M A ID S If there’s anyone who truly understands the meaning of “for better or for worse” it’s a best friend. Whether you played dress-up as little girls, were cheerleaders together in high school, met in college or at the office, chances are you’ve had your share of good times and bad. And through it all— diets and boyfriends, jobs and joys—you’ve remained tried-and-true best friends. Who better to share this exciting time with than those with whom you’ve already shared so many of life’s memorable moments?

JEN HUANG PHOTOGRAPHY

amount of support and fit. Do you slouch? Discover a corset with boning. Wearing shimmering silk? Seamless lingerie is your secret. Heart set on strapless? A seamfree strapless bustier or three-quarterlength convertible bra will do the trick. Bring these items to your dress fittings. You’ll see and feel the difference.

650.595.3404 616 EL CAMINO SAN CARLOS

RINSBRIDAL.COM

T O D AY S B R I D E

sf. C O M

139


the aisle by a tuxedo-clad gent, you don’t have to have an equal number of male and female attendants. Being part of a wedding can be an expensive responsibility, so provide at least six months notice for everyone involved. This time is also needed for alterations and fittings, as well as making travel arrangements. C H O O S I N G T H E R I G H T D R E S S E S If you really

want to make your girls happy, give them the opportunity to choose their own style of dress. Just select a manufacturer whose overall line appeals to you, and choose a color from their design palette. With the manufacturer and color selected, let your girls choose the style of dress they feel most flatters their figure. This is a great option if one of your bridesmaids is pregnant or if you have a variety of body sizes and shapes to contend with. Another option is to select a two-piece ensemble, which naturally adjusts itself to different body types. Alterations are often easier when dealing with just a top, or just a skirt. In addition to bridal salons, visit several department stores for ready-wear gowns. They carry various sizes of the same style, which will afford your bridesmaids the opportunity to try on a few different sizes to find the most flattering fit. This option results in the least amount of alteration, if any. It’s also convenient for out-of-town bridesmaids. Purchase the most appropriate size and ship it. If the dress doesn’t fit, you can take it back and exchange it for the proper size. And whatever you do, don’t forget to announce at your bridal luncheon, that you’re so excited about finding bridesmaids dresses “they’ll be able to wear again.” Bridesmaids love that! (wink-wink) F I N A N C I A L O B L I G AT I O N S Be very clear about

what you will pay for and what items will be their responsibility. The bridal party typically pays for their own wedding attire and accommodations. However, the bride 140

FA S H I O N

10 steps to finding your gown


FOR

can certainly offer to pay for their dresses and accessories. The price for a bridesmaid gown ranges from $150 to $250.

Mothers OF THE BR IDE & GR OOM

HAIR & MAKEUP All eyes will be focused on you, and only you, as you gracefully make your entrance up the center aisle. You’ll be the object of one handsome groom’s speechless adoration, and the subject of hundreds of photographs. Not to mention your walk will be captured on camera and video. Are you just the slightest bit nervous? Don’t be! You may have heard it said before that brides have a special glow. Well, it’s true. Combine that special glow with a glamorous touch to your hair and makeup and looking your absolute, beautiful best will be easier than you think. The first decision is whether to use a professional makeup artist, hair stylist or both. Should you consider these services for just yourself, or your entire bridal party, the benefits of hiring such professionals are many. From the convenience of on-location service, to the reassurance that all of the bridal attendants will look their very best, enlisting the help of an expert is one simple way to shorten the list of wedding day worries. M A K E U P S T Y L I S T A professional makeup professional

pma makeup artist is experienced in creating many artistry different looks. A true artist will know trade secrets for not only fashioning a longer lasting look, but for accentuating your finer features. Whether you prefer the barely there look with luminous skin and thick brows, or a retro 60’s look with faux lashes, dramatic liner and pale, porcelain skin, your stylist will help you look and feel your best. The end result: a picture-perfect-you.

H A I R S T Y L I S T An initial consultation is

generally recommended one to two months prior to the wedding. Take some time to look at different hairstyles before your consultation. Trends for this year include: • The Vintage Look with loosley curled hair accompanied by a vintage hair accessory/headpiece or gently pinnedup adds just the right touch of romance to your bridal look.

SOLD IN FINE BOUTIQUES THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY M A DE IN SOUTH SA N FR A NCISCO

BY A P P OI NT M E N T SOU T H SAN FRAN CI S CO 650.872.1100 S I RI I NC.COM

HIGH FASHION

HAIR AND MAKEUP FOR THE

MODERN BRIDE

925.240.3360 | pmastyle.com

AMY CARTER

hair

408.438.3012 | LOS GATOS | AMYCARTERHAIR.COM

T O D AY S B R I D E

sf. C O M

141


PLANNING

fashion

CANTRELL PORTRAIT DESIGN

• 60’s Glam with loose curls and plenty of texture and volume is just right for brides that dig that retro look.

925.756.0666 wildorchidsthesalon.com HAIR BY LORI LEE LOPEZ HAIR + MAKEUP BY CHRIS BUSTOS

I L LU M I N AT I N G

YOUR BE AUT Y

• Bohemian aka Boho is still trending. Whether soft flowing waves, a loose knot or disheveled braid, the slightly unkempt look with a flower crowne or even a 20’s headpiece is definitely in style. • Chic and Sleek for brides who prefer a more classic, minimalist look. Hair scraped back into a smooth, low-hung bun can be dramatic and striking, allowing your face and dress to take center stage. • Up-dos are making a comeback. This classic style draws attention to your neckline , accessories and face and is perfect for semi-formal to formal weddings.

FROM WITHIN

Put your hair and makeup in our expert hands and you’ll absolutely love your wedding day look.

A necessary item for a visit to your stylist is your headpiece or veil. Take photos from several angles to assist the stylist in recreating the same look on your wedding day.

925.752.8388 | MAKEUPINMOTION.COM

F I T N E S S Every bride leaves her first bridal

ASAL

MAKEUP ARTIST

408.505.4338 | SAN JOSE

A S A L B E A U T Y. C O M

STYLE + DESIGN REAL WEDDINGS DESTINATION WEDDINGS FIND THESE BLOGS UNDER THE INSPIRATION TAB ON

TODAYSBRIDESF.COM 142

FA S H I O N

hair + makeup

salon visit absolutely determined to loose weight. The all too familiar truth is, very few do—without a good work out plan and some healthy eating habits. With the added stress of planning, budgeting, appointments and decisions, it’s easy to put off your daily work-out, and even easier to start eating those not-so-healthy-meals on the run. Before the fabulous craze of planning commences, commit to a work out program. If you can get your fiancé to join you, that’s even better. Once you build the habit, you become addicted to the energy and stress relief a good work out delivers. R E L A X Somewhere in the midst of the celebratory frenzy, plan to take a few hours to physically relax and mentally refocus. Many brides and grooms find that taking the time to do something special for themselves helps to release built-up tension, freeing them to more thoroughly enjoy the attention and events to come. Which is, after all, what it’s all about. TBsf


HAIR BY KIEN HOANG

Notes

S

A

L

O

N

408.293.4242 | UMBRELL ASALON.COM 2 N . M A R K E T S T R E E T, S U I T E 1 0 0 | S A N J O S E

Phoenix

salon & day spa 925.943.4944 1613 N. MAIN ST. WALNUT CREEK PHOENIXSALONANDDAYSPA.COM T O D AY S B R I D E

sf. C O M

143


BAY AREA WEDDING FAIRS

2016 FASHION SHOWS •

DESIGNER GOWN SALES • 50 LAS VEGAS ROMANTIC GETAWAY PRIZES • $10,000 UPSCALE GRAND PRIZE WEDDING PACKAGES •

SPRING SHOWS FEBRUARY 28 ► Walnut Creek Marriott MARCH 20 ► Levi’s ® Stadium APRIL 10 ► San Rafael Embassy Suites APRIL 17 ► Pleasanton DoubleTree By Hilton MAY 1 ► Palo Alto Crowne Plaza Cabana MAY 15 ► San Francisco Hotel Kabuki GO ONLINE FOR SUMMER + FALL SHOW DATES

LOOK FOR OUR SIGNATURE SUMMER SUNSET SERIES OF EVENING FAIRS AND OUR FALL SEASON OF OPULENT AND LUXURIOUS SHOPPING FAIRS

VISIT ONLINE FOR 7 MORE AMAZING SHOWS

BAYAREAWEDDINGFAIRS.COM

FOR EXHIBITOR INFO CALL 925.518.3679


Bridal WEDDING

FAIRS

+

BRIDAL

EVENT CALENDAR

SALON

TRUNK

SHOWS

JANUARY

10 14-31 15-17 15-17 15-17 16 21-24 22-24 24 24-31 29-31

FAIR TRUNK TRUNK TRUNK TRUNK FAIR TRUNK TRUNK FAIR TRUNK TRUNK

Luxe Bridal Show at Grand Hyatt San Francisco Rosa Clara at Jinwang Bride, San Francisco Stella York at BoLee Bridal Couture Lela Rose at Jinwang Bride, San Francisco Olia Zavozina at Kinsley James Couture Bridal Enchanted: The Wedding Faire at Fort Mason-General’s Daughter J. Mendel at Jinwang Bride, San Francisco Reem Acra at Jinwang Bride, Silicon Valley Luxury Wedding Shows at Marriott San Jose Samuelle Couture at Jinwang Bride, Silicon Valley Rivini and Untamed Petals at Kinsley James Couture Bridal

FEBRUARY

1-7 4-7 19-21 19-21 21 21 21 26-28 27 28 28

TRUNK TRUNK TRUNK TRUNK FAIR FAIR FAIR TRUNK FAIR FAIR FAIR

Rosa Clara at Jinwang Bride, San Francisco Michal Medina at Jinwang Bride, San Francisco Alfred Angelo at Gesinee’s Bridal Anne Barge and Blue Willow at Kinsley James Couture Bridal Luxury Wedding Shows at Bently Reserve, San Francisco Wedding Extravaganza at Ruby Hill Golf Club Tri-Valley Wedding Fair at Alamo Women’s Club Galia Lahav at Kinsley James Couture Bridal Lovesick Expo for the Offbeat Bride at Rock Wall Wine Co., Alameda Bay Area Wedding Fairs at Marriott Walnut Creek Enchanted: The Wedding Event at The Glass House San Jose

MA RCH

3-6 6 11-13 13 18 20

TRUNK FAIR TRUNK FAIR TRUNK FAIR

J. Mendel at Jinwang Bride, Silicon Valley Elliston Vineyard Bridal Show at Elliston Vineyards Legends Ramona Keveza at Jinwang Bride, Silicon Valley Luxe Bridal Show at Omni Hotel San Francisco Christos Bridal at Jinwang Bride, San Francisco Bay Area Wedding Fairs at Levi’s Stadium

9 10 10 17

TRUNK FAIR FAIR FAIR

Diann Valentine at I Do! Bridal Boutique Bay Area Wedding Fairs at Embassy Suites San Rafael Luxe Bridal Show at Claremont Club & Spa, A Fairmont Hotel Bay Area Wedding Fairs at Pleasanton DoubleTree by Hilton

1 15 15

FAIR FAIR FAIR

Bay Area Wedding Fairs at Crowne Plaza Cabana, Palo Alto Bay Area Wedding Fairs at Hotel Kabuki San Francisco Tri-Valley Wedding Fair at Page Mill Winery

5 5

FAIR FAIR

Gay Vanity Wedding Show at the Bently Reserve Luxe Bridal Show at Lowes Regency San Francisco

A UGU ST

14

FAIR

Luxe Bridal Show at Hilton San Francisco Financial District

SEPTEMB ER

18

FAIR

Luxe Bridal Show at Westin San Francisco Airport

OCTOB ER

16

FAIR

Luxe Bridal Show at San Mateo Marriott

NOVEMB ER

13

FAIR

Luxe Bridal Show at Castlewood Country Club

A PR IL

M AY

JUNE

F O R W E D D I N G FA I R S A N D G O W N T R U N K S H O W S A D D E D A F T E R O U R J A N U A R Y P R I N T D AT E , G O T O

bayareabridalshows.com T O D AY S B R I D E

sf. C O M

145


Notes

2016

EXPERIENCE YOUR

Couture Fashion Shows Hors d’oeuvres Galore Reception Table Displays Lavish Prize Giveaways

Cake Tasting Bouquet Toss Wine Tasting and more!

The Bay Area’s Finest Wedding Pros! MORE INFO ABOUT LOCAL SHOWS, VISIT US ONLINE

SAN JOSE | JAN 24

SAN JOSE MARRIOTT HOTEL

SAN FRANCISCO | FEB 21 BENTLY RESERVE

MONTEREY | APR 3 HYATT REGENCY

NAPA | MAY 1

SILVERADO RESORT & SPA

L U X U RY W E D D I N G S H O W S . C O M

YOU’RE INVITED TO NORTHERN CALIFORNIA’S MOST SPECTACULAR WEDDING EVENT.

THE WEDDING FAIRE JANUARY 7 & 8, 2017

SANTA CLARA CONVENTION CENTER 408.677.4673 CALIFORNIAWEDDINGFAIRE.COM

146

bridal events

D ESI G N G A LLERI ES TA STI N G S 100+ EXHI BI TS D ESTI N ATI ON WED D I N G AI SLE 3 FASHI ON SHOWS D A I LY

CineCrown Photography + Filmmaking

WEDDING!


2016 SHOW DATES

GRAND HYATT SAN FRANCISCO

JANUARY 10 | 2p to 6p

345 Stockton Street, San Francisco

OMNI SAN FRANCISCO HOTEL

MARCH 13 | 12p to 4p

500 California Street, San Francisco

CLAREMONT CLUB & SPA-A FAIRMONT HOTEL

APRIL 10 | 2p to 6p

41 Tunnel Road, Berkeley

LOEWS REGENCY SAN FRANCISCO

JUNE 5 | 2p to 6p

222 Sansome Street, San Francisco

HILTON SAN FRANCISCO FINANCIAL DIST.

AUGUST 14 | 12p to 4p

750 Kearny Street, San Francisco

WESTIN SAN FRANCISCO AIRPORT

SEPTEMBER 18 | 2p to 6p

1 Old Bayshore Highway, Millbrae

SAN MATEO MARRIOTT

OCTOBER 16 | 12p to 4p

1770 South Amphlett Blvd, San Mateo

ONE LUCKY BRIDE WILL WIN A

$10,000

WEDDING TRUNK AT EVERY SHOW!

50% OFF TICKETS

PROMO CODE: TBSF

I MA GE S B Y C L ANE G E S S E L

F O R T I C K E T S V I S I T L U X E B R I D A L S H O W S F. C O M

LUXE BRIDAL SHOW IS AN EXCLUSIVE LUXURY SHOWCASE OF PREMIER BAY AREA WEDDING PROFESSIONALS. WE SELECT OUR EXHIBITORS WITH THE HIGHEST STANDARDS IN MIND, AND A GOAL OF EXCEEDING THE EXPECTATIONS OF OUR ATTENDEES.


JULIE CAHILL PHOTOGRAPHY | E EVENTS CO. | KELLY JONES MAKEUP


REAL WEDDINGS

T O D AY S B R I D E

sf. C O M

149


ASHLEY BOYLE JULY 26

to JON HOLT

FAIRMONT HOTEL, SAN FRANCISCO, CA

PHOTOGRAPHER CATHERINE HALL STUDIOS PG.119 EVENT PLANNER JOANNIE LISS EVENTS FLORALS EDEN RODRIGUEZ PRODUCTIONS CAKE CAKE COQUETTE RENTALS CLASSIC PARTY RENTALS LINENS LA TAVOLA PG.78 LIGHTING NORTHERN LIGHTS INVITATIONS RSVP CEREMONY MUSIC GRACE CATHEDRAL RECEPTION MUSIC MIXX COMPANY BAND VIDEOGRAPHER SHAKEWELL STUDIOS HAIR/MAKEUP SARAH HYDE OFFICIANT REV. RANDALL GARDNER TRANSPORTATION BLACK TIE TRANSPORTATION

150

REAL WEDDINGS

ashley + jon


CATHERINE HALL SEPTEMBER 26

to ERIK SHEPNER

PINECONE MANOR, PERRY’S PRIVATE ESTATE IN LAKE TAHOE

PHOTOGRAPHER SALLEE PHOTOGRAPHY EVENT PLANNER MELISSA PANICO DESIGNER/FLORALS ASIEL DESIGN PG.84 CAKE SUGAR PINE CAKERY CATERER AS YOU WISH CATERING LINENS NAPA VALLEY LINENS PG.77 RENTALS/LIGHTING CAMELOT PARTY RENTALS VIDEOGRAPHER AVR FILMS BAND MIXX COMPANY GOWN PRONOVIAS HAIR/MAKEUP SHE ARTISTS OFFICIANT ROBERT NOVOGRATZ

152

REAL WEDDINGS

catherine + erik


KELLY FABELLA JULY 17

to ADAM GOLDSTEIN

BELLA ROSA AT GARRE WINERY, LIVERMORE, CA

PHOTOGRAPHER COLSON GRIFFITH EVENT PLANNER + DESIGNER MCCANN RYAN EVENTS CAKE ARBELLAZ CAKES CATERER GARRE WINERY SWEETS HARVEY’S GOURMET DONUTS FLORALS FLOWERS BY HEIDI RENTALS BLUEPRINT STUDIOS, BACK COVER LIGHTING GOT LIGHT? CINEMATOGRAPHER AVR FILMS MUSIC GATSBY ENTERTAINMENT INVITATIONS FOREVER HEYDAY

154

REAL WEDDINGS

kelly + adam


TOM BURKE MAY 30

to AXEL BRUNGER

FOUR SEASONS RESORT HUALALAI, KAILUA-KONA, HAWAII

P HO T OG RA P H E R MI CHE L LE WALK ER E VEN T PL AN N ER + D ES IGNER MOR GA N EVENTS FLORALS FLOWER S BY HEID I I NV I TAT IO N S TW I G & F I G CALLIGRAPHER PAPINEAU CALLIGRAPHY CAKE/CATERER FOUR SEASONS RESORT HUALALAI RENTALS/LIGHTING HAWAII ISLAND EVENTS MUS I C H AWAI I SOUND & VISION OFFICIANT REV. LIBBY KELSON-FULCHER

156

REAL WEDDINGS

tom + axel


SUMEET SINGH MAY 9

to NEIL TAN

VILLA CELESTE, PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO

P H O T O G R A P H E R K E V I N C H I N P H O T O G R A P H Y + C I N E M A E V E N T P L A N N E R T H E D A Z Z L I N G D E TA I L S F L O R A L S D A Z Z L I N G B L O O M S C AT E R E R P L U S H C AT E R I N G R E N TA L S M A C E V E N T S C I N E M AT O G R A P H E R E D U A R D O R E Y E S W E D D I N G S M U S I C S O N I D O E X TA S S I S I N V I TAT I O N S T H E A E R I A L I S T P R E S S H A I R / M A K E U P S E B A S T I A N S A L O N

158

REAL WEDDINGS

sumeet + neil


ELAINE BROGNA MAY 24

to MATT CAVALIER

MONTALVO ARTS CENTER, SARATOGA, CA

PHOTOGRAPHER DANIELLE POFF EVENT PLANNER DOWNEY STREET EVENTS FLORALS CHERRIES FLOWERS CATERER TASTE CATERING PG.75 GELATO/ESPRESSO SWEET SPRINGS RENTALS RENTALS STANDARD PARTY RENTALS LINENS LA TAVOLA PG.78 LIGHTING GOT LIGHT? DJ SOUND IN MOTION MUSIC SYNCHRONICITY STRINGS HAIR/MAKEUP MEAGANNE MCCANDESS VINTAGE CAR ELEGANT JOURNEY LIMOUSINE OFFICIANT JULIE CAVALIER

160

REAL WEDDINGS

elaine + matt


CARLEE WESTON MAY 10

to MITCHELL ETHRIDGE

MORGAN CREEK GOLF CLUB, GRANITE BAY, CA

P HO T OG RA P H E R B R I A N MACSTAY E VEN T PL AN N ER AM AZA E SPECIA L EVENTS FLORALS A SIEL D ESIGN PG.84 CAK E KELLY MYE R S L I NE NS L I N E N S B Y E D G AR MUS I C / L I GH TI N G GAT SBY EN T ERTA INMENT CINEM T OGRAPHER AVR FILMS PHOT O B OOT H A RCHIVA L I NV I TAT IO N S MI TCH E THR IDGE H AI R/ MAKE UP M O DERN E BEA UTY OFFICIANT TYLER SCHMID T

162

REAL WEDDINGS

carlee + mitchell


DANA ROYTENBERG JUNE 13

WHITE BARN, GLEN ELLEN, CA

to MILO KRASTEV

P H O T O G R A P H E R E R I N B E A C H E V E N T P L A N N E R / D E S I G N E R / F L O R A L S N ATA S H A L I S I T S A , WAT E R L I LY P O N D D E S S E R T S K A H N F E C T I O N S C AT E R E R J E S S I C A L A S K Y R E N TA L S C L A S S I C PA R T Y R E N TA L S T E N T R A J T E N T S L I N E N S L A TAV O L A P G . 7 8 S TAT I O N E R Y Z U M O A R T S L I G H T I N G C R E AT I V E L I G H T I N G D E S I G N M U S I C I N S P E C T O R G A D J E B A L K A N B R A S S B A N D C I N E M AT O G R A P H E R G U E S T L I S T C I N E M A G O W N A N N A C A M P B E L L C R O W N M A R S H A AV I N A H A I R K A R A G H I L O T T I M A K E U P TA M M Y S O N O F F I C I A N T G AY L E + PA U L

164

REAL WEDDINGS

dana + milo


LISA MARIE GONZALES DECEMBER 20

FAIRMONT HOTEL, SAN FRANCISCO, CA

to RANJEET SINGH

PHOTOGRAPHER GLADYS JEM EVENT PLANNER ALINE GONZALES FLORALS/RENTALS AMY BURKE DESIGNS CAKE INTICING CREATIONS MUSIC JL IMAGINATION CINEMATOGRAPHER THOMAS HUGHES FILMS CEREMONY MUSIC CORELLI STRINGS RECEPTION MUSIC DJ SAM ISAAC INVITATIONS BELLA FIGURA HAIR HAIR BY ALISHA PHILLIPS MAKEUP KEIRA ROWLAND OFFICIANT KIRAN SINGH LINENS LA TAVOLA PG.78

166

REAL WEDDINGS

lisa + ranjeet


JORDAN SCHER JULY 11

to DAVID MERKOW

BENTLY RESERVE, SAN FRANCISCO, CA

PHOTOGRAPHER CLANE GESSEL PG.117 EVENT PLANNER F. DUNCAN REYES EVENTS BY DESIGN FLORALS TANJEERYN DESIGNS CAKE CAKE COQUETTE CAKE POPS SWEET LAUREN CAKES CATERER JANE HAMMOND EVENTS RENTALS CLASSIC PARTY RENTALS LINENS NAPA VALLEY LINENS PG.77 LIGHTING GOT LIGHT? CINEMATOGRAPHER AVR FILM MUSIC GOLDEN GATE STRINGS / DICK BRIGHT ORCHESTRA / GATSBY ENTERTAINMENT PAPER MERCURIO BROTHERS TRANSPORTATION CLASSIC CABLE CARS HAIR/MAKEUP SHERRI LONG HAIR + MAKEUP EFFECTS

168

REAL WEDDINGS

jordan + david


KELLY FITZJARRELL AUGUST 1

t o TONY GUNTERMANN

SODA ROCK WINERY, HEALDSBURG, CA

PHOTOGRAPHER DANIELLE POFF EVENT PLANNER LINDSAY LAUREN EVENTS FLORALS THE BLOOMERY CO. CAKE CRISP BAKE SHOP CATERER GRAPEVINE CATERING RENTALS ENCORE EVENTS RENTALS LINENS LA TAVOLA PG.78 CINEMATOGRAPHER LEONARDI MEDIA ARTS MUSIC BLACK MARKET JAZZ HAIR/MAKEUP ALICIA KASPER OFFICIANT JOHANNES LICTMAN TRANSPORTATION LOOP TRANSPORTATION

170

REAL WEDDINGS

kelly + tony


MEGHA PAREKH NOVEMBER 1

t o SEBASTIAN NEELAMKAVIL

CITY VIEW AT METREON, SAN FRANCISCO, CA

PHOTOGRAPHER MATEI HORVATH PLANNER/DESIGNER/FLORALS ANAIS EVENT PLANNING + DESIGN BAR SERVICE BARTENDERS UNLIMITED DESSERT GERHARD MICHLER CATERER MADHUBAN PHOTO BOOTH SNAP FIESTA HAIR + MAKEUP DOLLED UP BY LULU-BRIDE / KALA KETCHUM-BRIDESMAIDS RENTALS CELEBRATIONS PARTY RENTALS INVITATIONS SHAADI PAPERY HENNA RASHMI MERCHANT MUSIC/LIGHTING WICKED ENTERTAINMENT CHALKBOARD ART THE CHALK ARTIST PRIEST NILESH PANDYA

172

REAL WEDDINGS

megha + sebastian


ROZA KHADEMI JULY 4

to EMAN ELMI

FAIRMONT HOTEL, SAN FRANCISCO, CA

PHOTOGRAPHER ARROWOOD PHOTOGRAPHY EVENT PLANNER D.ROYAL ENGAGEMENTS FLORALS ENCHANTMENT FLORAL CAKE FAIRMONT RENTALS BLUEPRINT STUDIOS, BACK COVER PEDESTALS STUART EVENT RENTALS LINENS NAPA VALLEY LINENS PG.77 LIGHTING AM PARTY RENTALS CINEMATOGRAPHER IQ VIDEOGRAPHY CEREM NY MUSIC BAZ MY BAND RECEPTION MUSIC PAYAM + KAMYAR OFFICIANT NILOU NOURI CALLIGRAPHY CALLIGRAPHY KATRINA GOWN VERA WANG HAIR/MAKEUP ATELIER SALON-BRIDE

174

REAL WEDDINGS

roza + eman


176

REAL WEDDINGS

roza + eman

CLANE GESSEL PHOTOGRAPHY | A DECADENT SOIREE


WEDDING

INDUSTRY PULSE Stay in the loop, get to know your peers and join the bay area wedding community as we continually strive to enhance the planning and event experience for our brides and grooms. Start by getting involved with one of the professional wedding and event associations listed on page 186 of this issue and be sure to check the online event calendar at WeddingIndustryEvents.com

T O D AY S B R I D E

sf. C O M

177


ENCHANTE

M AY 13, 2 015 | C LU B A U T O S P O R T , S A N J O S E H O ST S | T OD A Y ’ S B R I D E | D E K K O 88 | S U L L I V A N B O T E L L O E V E N T S | E A R T H C I R C US | F L A R E E N T E R P R I S E S | C L UB A UT O S PORT

PHOTOGRAPHER COLSON GRIFFITH EVENT COORDINATORS SULLIVAN BOTELLO EVENTS/FLARE ENTERPRISES DESIGNER/FURNITURE DEKKO88 BAR CATERED TOO ENTERTAINMENT/PERFORMERS EARTH CIRCUS DJ JM PRESENTS FLOWERS FLOWERS BY EDGAR LIGHTING MAGICAL LIGHTING CATERING MICHI CATERING, GLOBAL GOURMET, CATERED TOO, LA BONNE CUISINE, JALSA CATERING, ELMAS TAQUERIA SWEETS JEN’S CAKES VIDEOGRAPHER CVC VIDEO PHOTO BOOTH THE LAUGH BOX TRANSPORTATION LONE STAR LIMOUSINE 178

INDUSTRY PULSE

enchante


LOVE + LUSK

JUNE 17, 2 015 | TWE N T Y FI V E LU S K , S A N FR A N C I S C O HOSTS | TODAY’S BRIDE | CAROLYN WILSON EVENTS | TWENTY FIVE LUSK

P H O T O G R A P H E R O L I V I A S M A RT T D E S I G N E R C A R O LY N W I L S O N W E D D I N G + E V E N T S P G . 7 2 L O C AT I O N / C AT E R I N G T W E N T Y F I V E L U S K F L O W E RS G R E E N P E TA L DESIGN S REN TAL S BRIGH T EV EN T RENTA LS PG.78 LIGHT ING IMPA CT LIGHTING PG.80 PHOT O B OOT H S AY YA!

182

INDUSTRY PULSE

love + lusk


ISES-NCC.ORG

COLSON GRIFFITH

3RD TU ESD AY OF EV ERY OTHER MON TH

SFNACE.COM

COLSON GRIFFITH

2N D TU ESD AY OF THE MON TH

THESKETCHBOOKSERIES.COM

PHOTOGRAPHER

V I SI T WEBSI TE FOR LOCA L D ATES

ACPWC.COM

FLOOD STUDIO

V I SI T WEBSI TE FOR EV EN T D ATES

It’s so easy! All industry events listed in one place ► To submit an event, go to TodaysBrideSF.com. Scroll to the bottom. Under SUBMIT, click ‘Industry Events’. 186

RESOURCES

association index


WIPAUSA.ORG 3 R D T U E S DAY OF T H E MON T H /Q U A RTERLY

G U S TAV O F E R N A N D E Z

SILICONVALLEYNACE.ORG 3 R D W E DN E S DAY O F T H E MON TH

ANDRE NGUYEN

FACEBOOK.COM/TRIVALLEYWEDDINGPROS QU A RT E R LY EV EN TS

DANNY DONG

OHSOINSPIRED.COM A N N U A L 3 - DAY RETREAT

3 D AY RET REAT NOV 6- 9, 2016 SON OM A, C A

KEVIN CHIN

WEDDINGINDUSTRYEVENTS.COM T O D AY S B R I D E

sf. C O M

187


BUDGET MANAGER The greatest impact on your budget will be the number of guests you invite. From invitations to rentals, catering to centerpieces, the majority of your wedding expenses are affected by the total guest count. So first things first-compose your guest list (including your bridal party) and set your budget. Next, peruse the potential expenditures below and determine your priorities. USING THE BUDGET MANAGER

The percentages that appear in the Suggested column are just guidelines. They’ll change based on your priorities. Remember, when you increase the expenditure in one category, you decrease the available budget for the remaining categories. To calculate the Suggested Budget per category, simply multiply your Total Budget by the Suggested Percentage. For example: $60,000 (total budget) x 5.00% (suggested percentage) = $3,000 TOTAL BUDGET $ SUGGESTED %

SUGGESTED % PHOTOGRAPHER

RECEPTION • Beverages/Bar/Corkage Fee

5.00%

_________

• Photographer Fee/Prints

6.50%

_________

• Cake/Cake Cutting Fee

1.50%

_________

6.50%

_________

• Catering/Food/Servers/Tax/Gratuity 25.00%

_________

• Facility Rental (not hotel ballrooms)

7.00%

_________

CINEMATOGRAPHER

• Lighting

1.50%

_________

• Cinematographer Fee

4.75%

_________

• Rentals-Furniture

1.25%

_________

Sub Total 4.75%

_________

• Rentals-Linens

1.00%

_________

1.00%

_________

FLOWERS

43.25%

_________

• Attendants’ Bouquets

• Rentals-Tabletop

Sub Total

Sub Total

1.00%

_________

• Boutonnieres/Mothers’ Flowers

.75%

_________

CEREMONY

• Bride’s Bouquet

.70%

_________

.10%

_________

• Aisle Runner

.25%

_________

• Flower Girl’s Basket

• Candles/Candelabras or Sand/Vases

.35%

_________

• Ceremony Arrangements

.20%

_________

• Facility Rental

.75%

_________

• Reception Tables (buffet/cake/guests/bridal party)

4.00%

_________

• Officiant

.40%

_________

6.75%

_________

• Marriage License

.25%

_________

Sub Total 2.00%

_________

Sub Total

MUSIC/ENTERTAINMENT

• Ceremony

1.00%

_________

APPAREL/BRIDE

• Cocktail Hour / Reception

5.00%

_________

6.00%

_________

• Alterations

.55%

_________

6.45%

_________

• Headpiece/Veil

.50%

_________

STATIONERY

• Jewelry

.10%

_________

• Calligraphy

• Lingerie

.10%

_________

• Invitations/Reply Cards

• Shoes

.30%

_________

8.00%

_________

• Bride’s Gown

Sub Total

APPAREL/GROOM

Sub Total

.15%

_________

1.50%

_________

• Menu Cards

.15%

_________

• Postage

.45%

_________

• Program

.15%

_________

• Save-the-Date Cards

.10%

_________

• Groom’s Tuxedo or Suit

.50%

_________

• Seating Cards/Place Cards

.30%

_________

• Accessories ( Shoes, cufflinks, etc)

.25%

_________

• Thank You Notes

.20%

_________

.75%

_________

3.00%

_________

Sub Total

188

RESOURCES

budget manager

Sub Total


SUGGESTED % ACCESSORIES • Cake Knife & Server • Favors

.20%

_________

1.00%

_________

• Guest Book & Pen

.15%

_________

• Toasting Flutes

.15%

_________

1.50%

_________

• Bride’s Attendants

.30%

_________

• Groomsmen & Ushers

.30%

_________

• Parents

.30%

_________

• Pre-Wedding Party Hosts

.30%

_________

1.20%

_________

.80%

_________

• Limousine

1.50%

_________

2.30%

_________

• Hair & Makeup

.85%

_________

• Manicure and Pedicure

.15%

_________

1.00%

_________

• Pre-Wedding + Day-of Coordinator

10.00%

_________

10.00%

_________

.50%

_________

Sub Total

GIFTS

Sub Total

TRANSPORTATION • Guest Transportation

Sub Total

BEAUTY

Sub Total

EVENT PLANNER / DESIGNER Sub Total

OTHER SERVICES • Favors • Photo Booth

.50%

_________

1.00%

_________

2.00%

_________

.00%

_________

• Other .00%

_________

• Other

.00%

_________

• Other

.00%

_________

Sub Total 2.00%

_________

Sub Total

OVERAGES • Tax/Tips • Other

TOTAL BUDGET

100.00%

________

VALUABLE COMPARATIVE DATA PROVIDED BY BLU BUNGALOW T O D AY S B R I D E

sf. C O M

189


INDEX A C C O M M O D AT I O N S Bay Landing Hotel (650) 259-9000. . ....................................................... 72 Hilton Santa Clara (408) 330-0001.......................................................... 3 2 Sheraton Palo Alto (650) 328-2800........................................................ 28

B E A U T Y + H E A LT H Amy Carter Hair (408) 438-3012............................................................ 141 Asal Beauty (408) 505-4338................................................................. 142 Face It Salon & Spa (415) 431-7233........................................................ 143 Makeup In Motion (925) 752-8368.. ....................................................... 142 Phoenix Salon & Day Spa (925) 943-4944............................................. 143 Professional Makeup Artistry (925) 240-3360........................................ 141 Umbrella Salon (408) 293-4242............................................................ 143 Wild Orchids The Salon (925) 756-0666............................................... 142

BRIDAL SALONS BRIDAL SALONS / EAST BAY + TRI-VALLEY Blossom’s Bridal, Dublin (925) 225-1162.. ................................................ NA Bride’s Corral, Livermore (925) 455-1244............................................... NA Dori Anne Veils, Castro Valley (510) 690-0100. . ...................................... NA Gesinee’s Bridal, Concord (925) 686-6444........................................... 136 I Do! Bridal Boutique (510) 282-0730.................................................... 138 J’aime Bridal, Pleasanton (925) 846-8459.............................................. NA Janene’s Bridal Boutique, Alameda (510) 217-8076................................135 Joanna’s Bridal Boutique, Danville (925) 552-6675. . ............................... NA Kayla’s Bridal, Castro Valley (888) 797-0808.......................................... NA Kinsley James, Walnut Creek (925) 330-9228.. ...................................... 139 La Soie Bridal, Walnut Creek (925) 933-9988......................................... NA Lace & Bustle, Lafayette (925) 323-5718. . ............................................... 137 Lilac Dress Boutique, Alameda (510) 865-2544...................................... NA Margene’s, Oakland (510) 451-3555........................................................ NA The Wedding Party, Berkeley (510) 420-1338.......................................... NA Weddings and Dreams, Fremont (510) 438-8877.................................... NA BRIDAL SALONS / PENINSULA Bridal Project (Consignment), Burlingame (415) 290-5255..................... NA Jinwang, Los Altos (650) 262-7077.........................................................138 Nelly’s Bridal Boutique, South San Francisco (650) 616-9226.. ............... NA Nouvelle Bridal, Palo Alto (650) 326-6230.............................................. NA Nouvelle Vogue, San Mateo (650) 347-3444.. ........................................ 138 Rin’s Bridal & Formal, San Carlos (650) 595-3404................................. 139 Royal Formal & Bridal, Millbrae (650) 259-9738...................................... NA BRIDAL SALONS / SAN FRANCISCO Alifa Wong Beauty + Bridal (415) 307-8868............................................. NA Amy Kuschel (415) 956-5657. . ............................................................... 140 And Something Blue (415) 409-0217...................................................... NA Atelier des Modistes (415) 775-0545...................................................... NA Bella Bridesmaid (415) 931-5492............................................................ NA Bridal Image (415) 861-4696.. ................................................................. NA

190

RESOURCES

advertiser index

Dark Garden Unique Corsetry (415) 431-7684........................................ NA eDressit San Francisco (415) 638-6956. . ................................................ NA Jinwang (415) 397-9111........................................................................... 138 Jinza Couture Bridal (415) 351-1588....................................................... 136 La Boutique Des Brides (415) 431-3400.. ................................................ NA Loveliness Wedding Galleria (415) 752-1818............................................ NA Lovely Bride (415) 962-7415.................................................................... 137 Nordstrom Wedding Suite (415) 977-5039............................................. NA Siri Bridal Boutique (650) 872-1100....................................................... 136 Torso Vintages (415) 391-3166................................................................ NA Weddington Way (415) 926-5925........................................................... NA BRIDAL SALONS / SILICON VALLEY BoLee Bridal Couture, Sunnyvale (408) 774-9242 ................................. NA Brides of California, Sunnyvale (408) 732-3382. . .................................... NA Elegant Lace, San Jose (408) 978-2230................................................. NA Haute Bride Design & Salon, Los Gatos (408) 827-4775.. ........................ NA Iridescence Bridal Couture, San Jose (408) 688-4877........................... NA Nordstrom Wedding Suite, San Jose (408) 248-2180............................. NA

BRIDAL REGISTRY Bloomingdale‘s, San Francisco (415) 856-5376. . ..................................... NA Bloomingdale‘s, Stanford Shopping Ctr. (650) 463-2120........................ NA Crate & Barrel, Broadway Plaza Walnut Creek (925) 947-3500.. ............. NA Crate & Barrel, Santana Row (408) 247-0600........................................ NA Crate & Barrel, Stanford Shopping Ctr. (650) 321-7800.......................... NA Crate & Barrel, Town Center Corte Madera (415) 924-5412..................... NA Macy’s, Union Square (415) 296-4619. . ................................................... NA Umami Mart, Oakland (510) 250-9559.. .................................................. NA

BRIDAL SHOWS Bay Area Wedding Fairs (925) 594-2969............................................... 144 Luxe Bridal Show (415) 931-8508.. ......................................................... 147 Luxury Wedding Shows (866) 931-8508................................................ 146 The Great Bridal Expo, Inc (800) 422-3976........................................... 146 Wedding Faire (408) 677-4673. . ............................................................ 146

C A K E S + C AT E R I N G Continental Caterers (650) 322-4189. . .................................................... 74 Jen’s Cakes (408) 293-2253. . .................................................................. 73 Taste Catering & Event Planning (415) 550-6464..................................... 75 Thomas John Events (415) 641-4700. . ..................................................... 77

CEREMONY SITES Unity In Marin (415) 475-5000................................................................. 74

EVENT PLANNERS + DESIGNERS Bella Notte (650) 784-0776.................................................................... 72 Carolyn Wilson Weddings + Events (925) 315-9589................................. 72 Where to Start (510) 795-9072 ext 101.. ................................................... 71


FAV O R S Beau-Coup (877) 988-2328.................................................................... 74

FLORAL + DECOR Asiel Design (800) 94-ASIEL (27435)......................................................84 Space.104 (408) 317-8514....................................................................... 73

JEWELERS A-One Imports, GiftCenter #173 (415) 626-6820................................... NA Barons Jewelers (925) 452-1700............................................................ NA Belgian Diamond Specialties (408) 395-4500.. ...................................... NA Blacy’s Fine Jewelers, Los Gatos (408) 354-9500.................................. NA Caratti Jewelers, Livermore (925) 447-2381.. .......................................... NA CH Premier, Santa Clara (408) 983-2688............................................... NA Chique Jewelry, Campbell (408) 866-8661............................................ NA Geneve Jewelers, Burlingame (650) 348-4983.. ..................................... NA Giraux Fine Jewelry, Ltd., GiftCenter #129 (415) 863-8188...................... NA Gleim Jewelers, Stanford Shopping Ctr. (650) 325-3533. . ....................... NA Just Diamonds, GiftCenter #150 (415) 626-2318.................................... NA Lynn Hill & Co., Burlingame (650) 344-4455........................................... NA Prestige Jewelers, GiftCenter #177 (415) 864-0373................................ NA The Jewel Box Jewelers, Campbell (408) 377-9898............................... NA

Scott’s Jack London Square (510) 444-5969.. ......................................... 38 Scott’s Walnut Creek (925) 934-0598..................................................... 39 Wente Vineyards (925) 456-2425. . ..........................................................40 Wine & Roses (209) 334-6988...................................................................1 PENINSULA SITES Allied Arts Guild (650) 322-2405............................................................. 18 Crowne Plaza Cabana Palo Alto (650) 628-0180..................................... 19 Crowne Plaza Foster City (650) 295-6129. . ..............................................20 Doubletree by Hilton San Francisco Airport (650) 373-2223.. .................. 21 Embassy Suites SFO (650) 589-3400. . ................................................... 22 Embassy Suites SFO Waterfront (650) 342-4600................................... 23 Hilton SFO Bayfront (650) 340-8500. . .................................................... 24 Long Branch Saloon & Farms (650) 726-3117. . ......................................... 25 Oceano Hotel & Spa (650) 726-5400.. .................................................... 26 Palo Alto Hills Golf & Country Club (650) 917-5101................................... 27 Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel (650) 328-2800............................................... 28 SAN FRANCISCO SITES Bently Reserve (415) 294-2226. . ...............................................................14 Cliff House (415) 666-4027......................................................................15 Park Central Hotel (415) 974-8708. . ......................................................... 16 Regency Center (415) 447-4909.............................................................. 17

M U S I C + E N T E R TA I N M E N T AVL Entertainment (323) 203-6707........................................................ 81 Earth Circus (650) 888-2523.. ................................................................. 81 Elite Entertainment (408) 733-8833....................................................... 82 Fantasy Sound (800) 660-3735.............................................................. 83 Portable Party Crew-West (650) 888-2523............................................. 82

SILICON VALLEY SITES Cinnabar Hills Golf Club (408) 323-7857................................................. 29 Coyote Creek Golf Club (408) 463-1800. . ...............................................30 Guglielmo Winery (408) 779-2145........................................................... 31 Hilton Santa Clara (408) 330-0001......................................................... 32 Villa Ragusa (408) 364-1900................................................................... 33

PHOTO BOOTHS SnapFiesta (855) 762-7343................................................................... 120 The Laugh Box (415) 935-9807.. ............................................................ 120

P H O T O G R A P H Y + C I N E M AT O G R A P H Y Bogdan Condor Photography ................................................................. 118 Cantrell Portrait Design (925) 934-1994................................................. 121 Catherine Hall Studios (415) 839-6711.................................................... 119 Clane Gessel Photography (415) 938-6320............................................ 117 Fantasy Sound Video (925) 373-1934.................................................... 148 Milou + Olin Photography (888) 518-6575. . ............................................. 119 Modern Love Photography (510) 698-1517. . ............................................ 122 Studio MSV (925) 829-6787.................................................................. 120

RECEPTION SITES EAST BAY/TRI-VALLEY SITES Blackhawk Museum (925) 648-1434. . ...................................................... 34 Castlewood Country Club (925) 485-2237.............................................. 35 Crow Canyon Country Club (925) 735-5718............................................ 36 Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa (925) 299-4388.. ........................................... 37

DESTINATION VENUES deLorimier Winery (707) 433-3303......................................................... 4 1 El Dorado Hotel & Kitchen (707) 996-3030............................................. 42 Ramekins (707) 933-0450...................................................................... 43 Seascape Beach Resort (800) 929-7727.. ...............................................44 Soda Rock Winery (707) 433-3303.......................................................... 45 Tahoe Wedding Collection (775) 586-4442.............................................46 Vintners Inn with John Ash & Co. (800) 421-2584.................................... 47 Wine & Roses (209) 334-6988...................................................................1

R E N TA L S + L I G H T I N G Blueprint Studios (415) 922-9004.............................................. back cover Bright Event Rentals (415) 570-0470....................................................... 78 Dekko88 (944) 335-5688. . ..................................................................... NA Fantasy Sound Lighting (925) 373-1934................................................... 79 Hensley Event Resources (650) 692-7007.............................................. 76 Impact Lighting & Production (510) 847-3979........................................ 80 La Tavola Fine Linen Rental (888) 953-0333............................................ 78 Napa Valley Linens (510) 788-4551.......................................................... 77

T O D AY S B R I D E

sf. C O M

191


sf TODAYSBRIDE .com


YOUR DAY DONE YOUR WAY

TODAY’S BRIDE S A N F R A N C I S C O B AY A R E A

REAL WEDDINGS

to INSPIRE

over250 and VENUES

LOCAL SERVICES

28

decor

PAGES OF

TABLEICIOUS WEDDING YOUR DAY DONE YOUR WAY

Beautiful GOWNS

$5.95 DI SP L AY U N T I L DECEMBER 1

EVENT DESIGN | EVENT RENTALS | CUSTOM FABRICATION | PRINTING SOLUTIONS BLUEPRINTSTUDIOS.COM

|

N. CALIFORNIA 415.922.9004

|

S. CALIFORNIA 855.922.9004

EVENT DESIGN | EVENT RENTALS | CUSTOM FABRICATION | PRINTING SOLUTIONS BLUEPRINTSTUDIOS.COM

|

N. CALIFORNIA 415.922.9004

VENUES LOCAL SERVICES WEDDING FAIRS STYLE + DESIGN BLOG GOWN TRUNK SHOWS REAL WEDDINGS BLOG DESTINATION WEDDINGS

|

S. CALIFORNIA 855.922.9004

INSPIRATION


YOUR DAY DONE YOUR WAY

EVENT DESIGN | EVENT RENTALS | CUSTOM FABRICATION | PRINTING SOLUTIONS BLUEPRINTSTUDIOS.COM

|

N. CALIFORNIA 415.922.9004

|

S. CALIFORNIA 855.922.9004

Today's Bride San Francisco 2016  
Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you